A quality surgical face mask will properly safeguard you and your family against the novel coronavirus, you must choose the proper surgical face masks and personal protective equipment (PPE). Here’s how to make an informed decision.
What is PPE?
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is necessary for the wearer to safeguard against injuries, as well as to prevent transmission of illnesses and biohazards. Masks also stop you from unconsciously touching your face, to prevent contamination. However, no surgical face mask, including the N95 respirator mask, provides absolute virus protection. In fact a study published last year by UT Southwestern Medical Center reported “no significant difference in the effectiveness” of medical masks vs. N95 respirators for prevention of influenza or other viral respiratory illness. * Read more about the study here.
Why should I wear a face mask?
Wearing a face mask will help prevent the spread of infection and prevent the individual from contracting any airborne infectious germs. When someone coughs, talks, sneezes they could release germs into the air that may infect others nearby. Face masks are part of an infection control strategy to eliminate cross-contamination.
What is the difference between a surgical mask and an N95 respirator?
A surgical face mask is a loose-fitting, disposable device that creates a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment. These are often referred to as face masks, although not all face masks are regulated as surgical masks. Note that the edges of the mask are not designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth.
An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. Note that the edges of the respirator are designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth.
What is UV Sterilization?
The medical industry uses ultraviolet light to sterilize rooms, equipment and medical instruments. The ultraviolet light is especially effective and efficient in killing germs, microbes, bacteria, and viruses.
Why should I buy masks made specifically in Israel?
Israel has a well-earned reputation of always being at the forefront of medical research and health care technology. Israel’s doctors and scientists are more than practitioners and researchers of medicine – they are visionaries and global leaders in their individual fields.