Choosing Your Right Mask
How To Choose The Right Reuseable Mask?
Masks might be something you assoicate with when you get sick. But with the current COVID - 19 situation, it becomes a necessity for our daily life. WIth global shortage of surgical masks, reuseable fabric mask becomes a new product that people use to protect themselves. So how to choose the one with the right standard?
Testing. As this is a product that protects you against viruses and bacteria, it's important to check if it has been tested by international standard agency. The popular one includes Nelsons Lab, a Sotera Health company, is an industry-leading, global provider of laboratory testing and expert advisory services. In the medical industry, Nelsons Lab is considers the benchmark in term of the quality and acceptance, so it's very important that the brand you choose has this.
Now we know it needs to have testing. But what is the right test and score?
Bacterial & Viral Filtration Efficiency (BFE/VFE)
The Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) test is performed on filtration materials and devices that are designed to provide protection against biological aerosols, such as face masks, surgical gowns, caps, and air filters. Typically a mask that qualified 95% or more is good, while some brands like Re-Mask has VFE 99.9% , which essentially filter almost all harmful substances for you, including COVID 19.
Seeing is believing: Ask for the certification copy as consumer. You should see it to believe it. Re-Mask is posting ours below so you can purchase with ease!
VFE Test by Nelson Labs.
So this is a short couse to get your qualify mask. I hope you enjoy it and feel free to ask any question!