In light of new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus and a winter spike in infections, it has become more important than ever to invest in a reliable and effective face mask. Many European countries are now mandating the wearing of medical grade respirators in favour of cloth or surgical masks in public to help stop the spread, and the N99 standard RESPILON® R-Shield fits the bill.
N99, N95 and FFP2 respirators are fitted with integrated filtration techology approved in the US and EU and are classified as medical grade personal protective equipment (PPE).
The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) recommends such face coverings in both indoor and outdoor situations, particularly when physical distancing cannot be guaranteed.
How does RESPILON® R-Shield work?
A dense network of strong nanofibers comprises the filtration membrane within the neck gaiter of each RESPILON® scarf. This membrane blocks even the smallest particles including bacteria, viruses, dust, smog, ash, mites, and allergens.
The adjustable clip on the back of the R-Shield allows you to resize your scarf at any time to keep a tight fit and achieve the best possible protection. The adjustable nose clip ensures all inhaled air goes through the nanofiber membrane. No air-leakage, no danger!
One size fits all. Not suitable for children.
Coronavirus: Cloth and surgical masks vs N99 face covering
Coronavirus leaves the mouth in large water droplets and disperses into smaller particles in the air. A cloth or surgical mask will catch some, but not all droplets as they leave your mouth, meaning they offer limited protection to those around you. Cloth and surgical masks will not protect you from inhaling smaller dispersed particles that have been exhaled by others.
N99 respirators and full-face coverings have been laboratory-tested and proven to protect both the wearer and those around them from inhaling dispersed particles. Wearing an N99 mask provides a safer option for when you come into contact with others outside of your home, for example when shopping, travelling on public transport or socialising.