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Choose correctly! How to use each type of hygienic mask?

By Ana on 27 Mar 2020
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As we all know that nowadays Covid19 is spreading around very quickly. People are more aware of how to protect themselves. The easiest way to protect themselves is to wear a hygienic mask. But do you know there are 4 types of hygienic masks and are you sure that the one you are wearing is correct?

1. The hygiene grade 3 tissue paper mask (3-layer pulp)


Many people probably know this type of mask. Because it's easy to find at convenience stores. Importantly, it inexpensive and has good filter efficiency. It can prevent liquid-permeableAlso prevent the spread of germs from coughing or sneezing as well. 

This type of mask can protect the wearer from germs such as bacteria or fungi, but if the virus which has a very small particle in the micron level May not be able to prevent and should not be reused. You have to change the mask every day.

2. A mask made from fabric


Mask made from fabric is almost no different from the 3-layer pulp at all. The use will focus on dust protection and prevent the distribution of mucus or saliva from sneezing but may not be able to filter very small pathogens, just like a paper mask. 

This type of mask can protect the wearer from germs such as bacteria or fungi, but if the virus which has a very small particle in the micron level May not be able to prevent and should not be reused. You have to change the mask every day.

3. 3M Mask N95


If anyone needs a mask that can protect against dust, smoke, and germs. An N95 face mask is a good choice. It is known as the best mask that can prevent germs because it can protect dust, smoke, and germs as small as 0.30 microns. However, please be informed that COVID19 or Coronavirus is as small as 0.12 microns. (Read more at https://sennalabs.com/en/blogs/covid-19)

Importantly, the N95 type face mask can last for about 3 weeks, meaning you can reuse it. But for better hygiene, it is better to change every day. The price of it will be a little bit higher than the first 2 types of masks. The price is around 30-50 baht per piece.

4. Anti-pollution mask


For various risk areas, many people have misunderstood and worry about the normal mask. So some try changing to use an anti-pollution mask because they hope that it may be able to help but anti-pollution masks able to prevent only dust, toxic fumes, automobile exhaust and vapors of various chemicals as well. 

But cannot protect against germs therefore not suitable to be worn to prevent contagious diseases in the respiratory system but it is worn specifically to prevent pollution this mask is another good option.

Anyway, you just choose to wear a mask which is a suite for your situation and always keep clean and wash your hand more often.
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Ana