There are many things in life which we cannot control and controlling the air we breathe is just one of them. But why is it important to control and filter the air in which we breathe? Air pollution, allergies and infectious airborne diseases and viruses all live and survive in the air surrounding us, making it hard for us to see them and making it easy for us to breathe these in. In order to prevent these viruses and air pollutant nasties from entering our systems though, surgical face masks and coverings are a great way of controlling this and preventing transmission. Although typically used as medical masks, these masks help to filter the air we breathe, helping you to breathe more clearly.
Wearing a face mask will not stop or prevent you from contracting viruses or from breathing in air pollutants, however they can work to reduce your chances of contracting these and breathing these in, as well as working to prevent the transmission by reducing the spread of air particles.
In order to get the most out of your face mask, it is recommended you wear these at all times when exposed to any foreign bodies outside of your normal home environment or when you are in close proximity to other people in enclosed spaces. It has also now been made compulsory to wear disposable face masks or face coverings when travelling on public transport, so you must wear these at all times under these circumstances.
To apply a face mask, take the loops from your surgical face mask or face covering and hook these over the back of your ears, ensuring the fabric is covering both your nose and mouth. It is essential your face mask fits close to your face, to reduce any chance of vapour or particles entering or escaping the enclosing.
All of our disposable face masks and reusable fabric face masks are made from three layers of skin-friendly fabric to cover the nose and mouth, featuring elasticated ear loops for optimal comfort. Each of our surgical masks also have a Bacterial Filtration Efficiency of 95%.