Do you believe that you should wear a face mask with filter? Good call.
A growing body of evidence supports the idea that wearing face masks with filter in public, even when you feel well, can help curb the spread of any kind of diseases. Since people can spread diseases even without showing symptoms, that’s the main reason to wear a mask with filter “to protect other people from you”.
Face masks with filter can also offer the wearer great protection, though how much varies greatly, depending on the type of mask. No mask will offer full protection, and they should not be viewed as a replacement for physical distancing, frequent hand-washing and avoiding crowds. When you combine masks with those measures, they can make a big difference.
But what kind of mask is best?
When choosing a mask, experts say focus on the fabric, fit, filters and breathability. How well a mask protects you is a combination of all these factors.
Precautions that you should have to wear a face mask with filter safely?
Before putting on the mask clean your hands well with soap and water. Cover the mouth and nose with your mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask. Avoid touching the mask while using it and, if you do, wash your hands. Replace the carbon filters after extensive use of 40 to 60 hours for better comfort. To remove your mask, take it off using the elastic straps, without touching the front and gently hand washed it for a few minutes in soap diluted with warm water after every utilization. Don´t forget to remove the filter from the inside pocket before wash it.
If you are already following these steps whem wearing a mask you are doing a good job keeping you safe and all those around you.