FFP2 masks protect us from pathogens such as bacteria or viruses, aerosols, particles and non-toxic liquids, such as oil mists. They are the most effective against COVID-19 .
FFP2 masks protect both from transmitting the virus to third parties and from transmitting the virus to us.
Surgical masks prevent that when we breathe or speak we release droplets in our environment, and we can infect people close to us, but they do not prevent the person who wears them from being infected with particles that were in the environment, such as those contained in the coronavirus . However, it has recently been proven that the aerosols exhaled by infected people have the capacity to transmit the virus, therefore the use of surgical masks should be discouraged as protection against coronavirus.
FFP2 masks are self-filtering and, therefore, prevent us both from releasing infected droplets into our environment and from wearing an FFP2 mask that we can inhale polluted air.
There are two variants of FFP2 masks; reusable (marked R) and non-reusable (marked NR). Our FFP2 masks are NON-REUSABLE. We do not recommend washing, or reconditioning the mask in any way since after hours of use the fabric loses its filtering capacity.
We do not recommend reusing the masks in any case.
FFP1: They have 78% filtration efficiency, they can be used to protect themselves from pollen and dust.
FFP2: They have a minimum efficiency of 92%, they protect from suspended particles. They have the best relationship between protection and comfort.
FFP3: They protect 98%, but they tend to be much more uncomfortable to wear and in general it is more difficult to breathe, they do not have a greater effectiveness against the coronavirus.
FFP2 masks with a valve facilitate breathing and prevent the generation of moisture inside the mask, but they allow the passage of coronavirus viruses to the outside, so they are not indicated to avoid infecting third parties.
Our masks are aimed at an adult audience.
It has an aluminium nose clip and elastic ear straps to ensure a perfect fit.
- Open the mask being careful not to touch the inside, check that it is correctly oriented with the oblique part outwards and the nose clip at the top.
- Hold the mask against your chin ensuring that the nose and mouth are completely covered. Adjust the shape of the nose clip with both hands so that the tissue around the nose adheres and there are no gaps between the skin and the mask.
- Pull the rubber bands and fasten them behind your ears.If air leaks around the nose, re-adjust the nose clip trying to minimize leakage. Repeat the steps above.
- Adjust the position of the mask ensuring that there are no gaps around the perimeter of the mask and that you can breathe comfortably.
- Adjustment check
- Cover the front of the mask with both hands, taking care not to impair the fit of the mask.
- Exhale strongly.
- If air is leaking around the edges, adjust the tension of the strips to eliminate the leaks. Repeat the steps above.
- If air is leaking around the edges, adjust the tension of the strips to eliminate the leaks. Even adding a knot. Repeat the steps above.
It has been proven effective in filtering airborne particles. However, it is not an absolute solution against coronavirus, there are other vectors of infection such as the eyes or the mouth. A discipline of hygiene and precaution is equally necessary.
Cloth-in-cloth masks generally have no filtering ability against virus-sized particles. Its only efficacy is due to the barrier against droplets of medium and large sizes, but in no case against viruses on aerosols (coronavirus).
It is not recommended. Alcohol can have a disinfecting effect, but it can impair the mask’s filtering ability.