Let’s break it down.
N95 masks prevent things from getting in. So if someone around you is coughing (these are respiratory droplets that spread), this mask tries to block 95% of things coming in.
The surgical mask tries to protect everyone from around you. If you are coughing and sneezing, it potentially tries to keep things from going out and causes infection to other people.
Note: In most countries the directive is to save these surgical or N95 masks for essential workers.
Now your options are cloth masks or hybrid masks.
Cloth masks are similar to surgical masks in the sense that they are designed to decrease the chance that you will unknowingly spread the virus to others. However, cloth face masks do very little to protect you from microscopic virus-carrying particulates in your environment.
LUCKE masks have been designed to offer you the best of both worlds: filtering capabilities significantly higher than a fabric mask without impeding on the mask supply for essential workers.
LUCKE masks are designed with an inside pocket to perfectly fit replaceable activated carbon PM2.5 filters.
The PM 2.5 filters have a pore size rating of 2.0 microns and are tested to conform to the EPA requirement of DOP particle capture efficiency of 90% or better. This means they are just short from N95% masks that have a particle capture efficiency of 95%.
Laboratory tested to the European standard. (EN 149:2001+A1:2009)
- External layer is 100% recycled ocean polyester.
- internal mesh 92% recycled polyester, 8% elastane.
How to Put the Mask On
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Dry your hands.
- Make sure the exterior side of the mask is facing out, away from your face.
- Pick up the mask and place onto your face.
- Once the mask is fitted to the bridge of your nose, wrap elastic bands around your ears.
- Make sure the mask is completely secure, and that it covers your nose and mouth so that the bottom edge is under your chin.
- Wash your hands.
*For additional protection, use double-sided tape to adhere to secure mask firmly at the sides of the nose, ensuring air flows through the mask and not around the edges.
Removing the Mask
- Wash your hands before removing the mask.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the mask.
- Remove mask.
HOW TO WASH
- Remove the filter
- Place the mask in the washing machine.
- Machine wash in hot water; tumble dry.
- Wash your hands.