FFP1 masks- Everything you need to know before you buy
You may sometimes ask yourself “what mask should I use to protect myself from dust?" This kind of questions are normal as the market is supplied by different types of masks that are designed for certain specific conditions and situations.
Along this article you will learn about the FFP1 dust/pollen mask, the frequently asked questions about its use and where to acquire them.
What is a FFP1 mask?
It is a type of mask made with a flexible material that covers the nose and mouth in order to prevent dust and mist particles that are not toxic from entering our body. Therefore, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, explains that FPP1 masks are designed for inert materials. Likewise, they prevent 80% of bacteria from penetrating the mask material.
Where can I buy it?
We kindly invite you to check our catalogue available on our online store, in which we include some FFP1 models.
Can FFP1 protect you against pollen induced allergies?
According to the most recent studies, it can protect you from pollen-induced allergies by 80% and keep away dust from allergic users. Note that most of the allergic people are mostly allergic to dust too.
When should I wear a FFP1 mask?
FFP1 masks protect from non-toxic and non-fibrogenic residues of dust or aerosols. It also prevents pollen and unpleasant odors from being inhaled. Therefore, we suggest you using a FPP1 mask everytime you need to be protected from external particles such as previously mentioned.
Where to wear a FFP1 mask?
FFP1 masks are mostly recommended to be used in opened spaces rather than closed spaces as they have a total inward leakage of 22%. Meaning that 22% of the air is not filtrated when inhaling, putting in risk in the case of being surrounded by an infected person with COVID-19 or any other virus.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there special FFP1 for kids?
No, however it is a unique mask that adapts to the face of each person.
Will the mask FFP1 always protect you against pollen?
Yes, pollen size ranges from 15 to 200 μm and FFP1 masks are designed to filtrate external particles larger than 1 μm.
Do masks work for allergies?
It works for pollen-induced allergies, dust allergies and particles to which someone could be allergic, as long as these particles are larger than larger than 1 μm.
What kind of masks are good for allergies?
Although all FFP masks work to prevent inhalation of allergy-causing particles, it is recommended the usage of FFP2 or FFP3 masks.
Are dust masks the same as n95?
Dust masks can be used against non-toxic nuisance dust during outdoor or indoor activities. In contrast, N95 respirators offer protection against hazardous dust, gases or vapours.
What kind of masks should asthmatic people wear?
Most of the specialists recommend the usage of surgical masks or N95 respirators.