For top of the range comfort and effectiveness, don’t look past our N100 rated face masks, while for lower risk environments, a box of N95 masks provide excellent value for money.
Government health care sites are recommending disposable N100 rated face masks as offering the best protection against the virus.
Valved masks, while coming at additional cost, do provide extra wearing comfort. Should you need to wear a mask for long periods of time they are highly recommended. However if you are infected and are wishing to protect family members, then only use non vented masks to stop air born distribution of the virus.
N100 verse N95 particulate respirators
What is the difference? N100 and N95 are ratings given to show the filtering capacity of a mask. These ratings are competency levels defined by NIOSH (The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the United States of America). A N100 mask is rated at 99.7% efficiency in filtration for particles of 0.3 microns or larger in size. Whereas N95 masks are rated at 95% efficiency for the same sized particles.