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When Should Disposable Respirator Masks Be Changed?

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Respirator masks and surgical masks are only effective to their intended protection level when they are used correctly. An important factor in achieving the maximum protection from a face mask is knowing when to replace your surgical mask or respirator. Read on to learn more about when a single-use Mask or Respirator should be changed.

How to Choose a Face Mask for People with Allergies

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Most people are familiar with the role of face masks and respirators when it comes to preventing the spread of viruses, bacteria or protection from hazardous airborne particles. But did you know that face masks may also help to relieve the symptoms of allergies? From creating a physical barrier to filtering out potential allergens, there are a number of ways that face masks and respirators can help minimise the risk of an allergic reaction. So, if you or people around you suffer from allergies, here are a few factors to consider when choosing the best face mask for allergies.

Understanding the Expiry Date of Disposable Face Masks

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In the wake of the pandemic, last cold & flu, fire, or allergy seasons, chances are that you are hanging on to leftover face masks, just in case. If you are planning to or have been storing your disposable masks for long periods of time, it could be worth checking the expiration date so you can rest easy knowing your masks & respirators will still offer you full protection. While you are thinking of it, best to make sure that you are storing the face masks correctly.

The Challenge of keeping used face masks out of landfill

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Disposing of Medical Face Masks In the Healthcare Industry in particular, the disposal of single-use medical masks has always been a burden on the environment and since the COVID pandemic, face masks have become a standard part of everyday life. Whilst medical masks play a key role in protecting individuals against viral and bacterial transmission, they also have a significant impact on the environment. Although it's important to dispose of used face masks correctly, several new initiatives have been introduced to recycle face masks and keep them from ending up as waste in landfills.

The Importance of Respirator Fit Testing

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Tight-fitting respirators are designed to create a good seal against the wearer’s face to provide maximum protection against viral transmission and airborne contaminants. If the respirator isn’t the correct fit, the wearer could be exposed to harmful particles. Here’s everything you need to know about respirator fit testing, from the types of respirator fit tests and how to perform a respirator fit test.

Do medical face masks protect against viruses ?

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The way viruses spread depends on several factors, including the form of the virus and the host. With that said, medical face masks can help protect you against viruses that are spread through infectious bodily fluids and respiratory droplets. But what are viruses and how do they spread? Read on to learn more about virus transmission and what you can do to protect yourself against viruses.

Respiratory PPE for Surgeons and Medical Professionals

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Healthcare personnel and medical professionals are frequently exposed to airborne particles, viruses and bacteria when working in a clinical environment. From conducting medical procedures to contact with the public, medical personnel are at risk of exposure to viruses, bacteria, and illness. One of the best ways to protect against large-particle droplets, splashes and sprays that may contain harmful bacteria and viruses is by using personal protective equipment (PPE), including surgical face masks and surgical respirators.

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