Whilst we would always recommend every customer to make their own checks as to the most suitable mask, a Standard 3-ply Disposable Mask gives users very basic protection against the inhalation of small particles although are not normally tested to any standard. They are mainly used once and should ideally fit closely over the nose, mouth, and chin of the wearer to have any advantage.
Medical 3-ply Disposable Masks are used in certain circumstances by healthcare workers as a minimum protection and have the added advantage of stopping some liquid penetration. Again, they should only be used once and require close fitting to be more effective.
Type IIR fluid-resistant Respirators (FRSM) are UK Government recommended surgical masks designed for healthcare workers with one of the highest bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) which exceeding 98% for additional safety. These high-quality splash and droplet resistant 3-ply Medical Face Mask for mouth and nose offer low breathing resistance with the perfect fit due latex-free ear straps and adjustable nose piece. Meeting European standard EN14683 requirements for TYPE II R medical facemasks are designed for safety and comfort and are used by medical professionals all over the world.
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