With Flu Season being in full swing, many of us understand the need to be diligent in protecting ourselves from what is looking like an epidemic. This includes getting a flu shot, washing of hands, the use of hand sanitizer and in many cases, Face Masks. Though certainly not a fashion statement, it sure beats the alternative of being in bed for a week. So what do you look for when purchasing a mask? You want a mask that has the following:
- Guards Against Bacteria and Particulates
- Highly Breathable and Fluid-Resistant
- Malleable Noseband Ensures Custom, Secure Seal
- Soft and Hypoallergenic
Ideally you want a masks that features three-ply construction. This provides excellent particle and bacterial filtration efficiency. Choice of styles are typically masks with spandex ear loops or polypropylene ties. Most manufacturer’s ultrasonically weld the ties to maintain softness and protect against particulates. An encased steel nose-band creates a secure facial seal and improves wearer comfort. You may also consider one that is Latex-free to avoid any possible allergic reactions.
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