The FFP3 face mask will offer you the highest level of protection against airborne substances with a considerable 50x OEL or 20x APF. This mask is appropriate for blocking both solid aerosols as well as liquids, which makes it perfect for protection against deadly unseen airborne virus matter.
NHS guidelines suggest that FFP3 facemasks or the N95 equivalent are adequate in protecting against virus and bacterial infection control, particularly when the disease is spread through coughing and sneezing. These masks are commonly used by healthcare professionals when within the vicinity of handling hazardous pharmaceutical chemicals or human waste.
All FFP3 face masks are manufactured to offer the highest level of protection from dangerous particles & any residual radioactive contamination.
FFP3 masks are available in both disposable and reusable.
These FFP3 face masks are either a full face mask or half mask with the correct protection graded P3 respirator filters.
Each FFP3 face mask is EN 149:2001 +A1:2009 quality standard providing an assigned protection value (APF) 20 and 50 NPF protection.
Protection against fine particulates, solid aerosols or liquids listed as toxic
Lead, cement Silica Dust, Asbestos Mask, Biological, powder, treated wood, hardwood, chromium and protection against viruses.
Unvalved face masks - N95 & KN95
Additional features to a facemask include valves.
If a mask is unvalved, it is probable that the filtration system is built within the fabric, therefore allowing it to be lightweight and more comfortable.
Valved face masks
Alternatively, a valved facemask can make it slightly heavier and more rigid in texture. These masks have excellent filtration systems which means wearing them becomes less stuffy and condensed, making them more breathable and comfortable for extended durations of time.