White Triple Layer Surgical Masks - Washable - 10 units
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White Triple Layer Surgical Masks - Washable - 10 units. Raw material: 2 outer sheets - Fabric 100% Pes 95g / m2 mask inner laye.. See More
White Triple Layer Surgical Masks - Washable - 10 units.
- 2 outer sheets - Fabric 100% Pes 95g / m2 mask
- inner layer - Non Woven 100% Pes 73g / m2
- Washable Mask.
- Pleated style (3 pleats).
- With ear elastics.
- With fit to the nose.
- Protective three-layer structure.
- Antibacterial finish
- Available in White
- Quantity: 10 pieces
Measures: 17cm x 9cm
- Protection of possible environmental transmissions.
- Face masks help prevent particles expelled by the user (eg saliva, mucus) from reaching the patient or the work environment and help protect the user from exposure to the patient's blood and / or body fluids or the work environment .
Washing is the differentiating aspect of these masks as they allow them to be reused, helping the environment and becoming much more economical.
Washing is recommended before first use.
How to wash in domestic use?
- Option 1: Wash cycle at 70ºC over 30 minutes
- Option 2: Wash cycle at 40ºC above 30 minutes and then rinse with hot water at 95ºC
- Option 3: Pour a large amount of boiling water over the mask. Then wash with a detergent.
You can wash the masks about 10 times, with little degradation in their protection. As the masks are washed, the efficiency of bacterial filtration decreases slowly and gradually.
The following table shows the approvals to which these masks have been submitted.
HOW TO PLACE THE MASK?
- Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based solution (before putting on the mask).
- Put the mask in the correct position. The folding metal edge should be facing up and the colored part should be facing out.
- Hold the mask by the elastic bands and adapt to each ear.
- Adjust the mask close to the nose and chin, without touching the face of the mask.
HOW TO REMOVE THE MASK?
- Wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based solution.
- Remove the mask by holding only the rubber bands.
- Keep the mask away from your face and clothing, to avoid touching potentially contaminated surfaces of the mask.
- Place the mask in a suitable container and wash your hands again.
The surgical mask was introduced in 1897 by a German physician. It was initially developed to contain and filter droplets containing microorganisms expelled from the mouth and nasopharynx of health professionals during surgery, preventing them from depositing on the operative field, thus protecting the patient.
The use of the surgical mask became more widespread after the discovery of AIDS. The use of the mask by the health professional gradually increased, given its protective ability, against contamination by blood and body fluids from the patient.
Does the use of the surgical mask reduce the spread of disease?
Sometimes. "Several studies have shown that masks can reduce the amount of infectious particles emitted in the air while we cough, talk and breathe when we have a respiratory infection," said David P. Calfee, chief epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center. However, the use of surgical masks is only one element of respiratory hygiene. In addition, we must:
- cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze.
- wash your hands often.
- stay one meter away from other people when possible.
Although the evidence suggests that the mask can protect others from the wearer, can the mask, conversely, protect the wearer? Calfee says it depends on what we want to protect. Masks prevent large respiratory droplets from reaching the mucous membranes and therefore can be used by health professionals or others who treat patients with infectious diseases transmitted by such droplets, such as influenza and whooping cough. But airborne particles of smaller dimensions, carried through the air and associated with diseases such as tuberculosis and measles can cross or encircle the masks.
Some studies report that people who cohabit with people with respiratory viral infections have lower infection rates when wearing masks. Calfee also adds that studies have found, however, that most people do not wear masks for long periods. Thus, even if effectiveness is proven, a mask may not be very practical.
WHAT IS THE REASON FOR JAPANESE USE OF MASKS?
The Japanese have a cultural habit to use masks in public and not just in hospitals or quarantine.
The reasons are as follows:
- Kafunsho (hay fever): very common in spring because of the pollen of flowers.
- Influenza: They use a mask to prevent other people from becoming infected with the virus, a great example of Japanese culture that considers others close to themselves.
- Prevention: It is common for people to wear masks even when they are not sick, to reduce the risk of disease transmission, especially when there are outbreaks or in times of flu. It is noted that this custom is a great sign of respect for others, especially in places with large concentrations of people, such as train stations and shopping centers.
- Protection against pollution or radiation.
- Style / fashion: The use of masks by the Japanese is a habit so ingrained that many children use them because of the drawings and prints that some masks have, as well as some adolescents. We realize that use sometimes fits into fashion and style.
- Cold: The mask helps protect against the cold.
- Hide imperfections in the face.
- Shyness: The extreme shyness of the Japanese can also be a motive.