How to Choose a Mask?
It’s very urgent to select a suitable mask. According to your purpose, it may vary. In conformity with usage, different types of masks have different properties and qualities. Maintain the mentioned criteria when you are choosing it-
1. Select the appropriate type of mask
Medical workers should choose medical protective masks as their first choice instead of ordinary absorbent gauze masks. Ordinary absorbent gauze masks are for them who are marginal. Moreover, they can use these masks in their daily lives. But ordinary citizens also should use medical masks on a special occasion such as visiting a patient or seeing a doctor.
2. Qualified mask selection
It depends on whether there is a brand name on the package, whether there is the manufacturer’s information, whether there is a certification, or the mask’s instructions when choosing masks. The manufacturer should set a disposable logo up while produces disposable masks. Besides this, for the reusable medical protective mask, they should indicate the sterilization method. Generally speaking, simple gauze masks should show whether they are familiar or not. The manufacturer should also use the materials free of a peculiar smell and harmless to the human body in mask production.
Specifically, the materials in contact with the human face should not be dermic irritating.
3. Check the appearance when choosing masks
It is an issue we tend to ignore when we select a mask. We should first check the mask package’s packaging because it’s very urgent to choose holes and stains free mask surface. Medical protective masks should without being valves of exhalation. Besides this, the transverse and the longitudinal diameter shall be a minimum of 14cm for the close type arch mask. Both the length and width shall be at least 17cm for the medical protective rectangular mask.
And for the general absorbent gauze mask, the height and width shall be respectively minimum 17cm and 13cm and should have at least 12 layers. Above all, we highly recommend the medical mask having a nose clip of a minimum of 8.5cm and made of bendable plastic material for medical workers.