Sometimes you need allergy face mask to keep dust, dirt, grass and pollen from getting out of your face. We carry different types of dust masks and pollen for each type of activity. Whether you’re working in the garden, traveling, hanging out at BRC on the beach or on the road, we cover your face.
When Do People Usually Wear An Allergy Mask?
When do people usually wear a mask? People with allergies wear masks for all kinds of indoor and outdoor activities. A very sensitive person may even have to wear a mask. Some of the activities that an allergy mask can help, gardening, cutting the garden, vacuuming, leaves are raking, wood-sweeping floors, walks in the park, running, cycling, motorcycling, going to work, work in an environment with pollution or vapors Other cleaning jobs include when the flu hits people and when someone is exposed to mold, mold spores or other allergens.
How Do Allergy Face Mask Help?
How do masks help allergies? The masks work just like the air filters. The filter media masks particles and contaminants while breathing. Typically, an allergy mask will be able to protect against common allergens such as pollen particles, plant spores, animal dander, mold, house dust and dust mites. Depending on the type of mask, the filter can also protect against irritants, such as tobacco smoke, cleaning products, perfumes, soaps, paints, varnishes, pollution of hydrocarbons, arsenic, odors and chemical air fresheners. Those who deal with allergies, asthma, COPD, MCS and respiratory know the benefits of masks, but here are some other scenarios in which a mask can help improve your breathing or to provide protection:
- You should always wear a mask if you need to clean mold, trash or anything that can be toxic. Many people use bleach, and you should always wear a mask when cleaning it with bleach. Both mold and chlorine are harmful to all allergic and allergic people alike.
- City passengers on trains, planes, subways, bicycles and roads that cross the roads should consider wearing a mask to protect the lungs from air pollution in the city and smoke. Emissions from vehicles, diesel exhaust gases and industrial pollution are one of the main causes of urban air pollution and tropospheric ozone.
- If you are sick, but can not stay in your home, a face mask can help you transfer an infection or disease to another person. They also protect against viruses when you are in crowded areas. In general, the CDC recommends the use of N95 respirators or respirators (or equivalents) to prevent the spread of influenza virus and other communicable diseases.
- If you have asthma and like to be outside in colder temperatures, ICanBreathe’s cold weather mask is ideal for winter and outdoor applications. While the masks also absorb some heat, the cold weather fleece mask can help prevent cold air from causing respiratory problems or an asthma attack induced by cold.
What are different types of allergy face masks there?
There are so many types of masks on the market that making a decision on which mask to buy can be overwhelming. As with the purchase of an allergy product, it is useful to learn how a mask works and what differences exist between them.
Resop Techno mask: general masks for allergies When examining a mask, it is important to observe what type of filter the mask offers. We have masks with HEPA filtration, activated carbon filter, carbon filter and some without filter (filter media are built directly on the body of the mask or respirator). The HEPA 3M 6291 mask offers HEPA filtering for all work and outdoor activities. The respirator itself will last a long time because the filters are interchangeable and the body of this mask is made of durable but tolerant material. This fan also offers some of the best particle filters on the market. NIOSH P100 rated filters detects this 3M respirator at least 99.97% of particles that have a size of 0.3 micrometer or less (standard HEPA) and also works well when filtering the oil-based contaminants. There are some types of HEPA respirators available, from replaceable filters to disposable respirators.
We also have Respro Techno masks that combine an activated carbon filter with a filter similar to HEPA. The filters of this mask meet the European equivalent of the N95 rating (as well as Respro Sportsta and ale masks)
Further down the line of masks, there is like the silk mask and the classic Vogmasken. These types of masks offer different levels of particle filtration from N99 qualified and degraded. All these allergy masks are similar because they do not have replaceable filters and should be replaced after a certain point. Unlike real disposable respirators, you can get many applications of the same mask and most can be washed by hand to prolong its life.
There are even masks made of organic cotton, and although their filtration is lower than that of masks or respirators made of synthetic materials, they offer protection against important allergens and work well for those who are sensitive to certain types of filter media and mask materials. .
What is the best mask for a traveler?
Respro Allergy Mask – Commuter Choice The best masks for travelers in the city have HEPA filters, HEPA filters or filters that provide protection against fumes and particles in the air based on oil. All the masks we use from Respro work very well for travelers. The respro allergy mask and the bandit scarf ensure a solid air filtration. Each mask is a little different in terms of materials and style. More information can be found on the Allergy relief masks page.
What is the best mask for outdoor activities or sports?
The best masks for outdoor activities The best mask in our range for more active outdoor activities is probably the Respro Techno mask. It remains in position even with moderate to rigorous activity, providing excellent filtration and is not as bulky as a conventional fan.
Other masks are also suitable under certain circumstances. The new Vogmask adapts well to the face and stays in place through moderate activity. However, the fact is that the more effective the filtering, the more restrictive a mask will be during a rigorous activity, so finding the right balance is often a matter of trial and error.
How can I know which size mask is right for me?
They literally ask us this question every day. Since each mask becomes an 8-bit VogMask variant, there really is not an easy answer to that question. Some masks have adjustable straps, while others are attached behind the head with Velcro. Others still have elastic bands that stretch to fit most people. Finding the right mask for your face size and allergy needs is not only important because a perfect fit is important for the best filtration, but also because the masks are personal items that can not be returned. Deciding which model and what size is best for you depends on several factors. You should ask yourself some questions before buying:
- Is my face shape small (usually children), medium or tall?
- How many times will I use this mask?
- What air filtration do I need?
- How much do I want to spend on an allergy mask?
- Am I allergic to the materials used to make the mask?
Answering these questions will help you narrow down your options and give you a better idea of the type and size of respirator or mask you should consider. In general, however, most masks and respirators are one size fits all. Most lenses will NOT get fogged up, as long as you adjust the mask properly to your mask and use the nasal piece correctly to seal the nose and upper cheeks. If it is directed to particle allergens such as dust, mold spores, pollen, etc., the N95 is classified in moderate cases with N99 or the best equivalent for the heaviest cases, as well as for industrial / work applications. If the target is the particles, as well as smoke, odors, odors or fumes, look at the masks that have some type of activated carbon / activated carbon in the filter, since only these masks provide the filtration needed to absorb these types of irritants. adsorb.
When should I replace my respirator, mask or filter?
The filters in an allergy mask become less effective over time. Some masks, such as the 3M 8233 Respirator, are semi-disposable, which means they can provide 60 or more hours of good use before you consider throwing them away. Others, such as the AllergyZone N95 Respirator, are disposable products designed for a limited purpose. For those with interchangeable filters, we have a mask replacement filter page so finding the right replacement filter is very easy for you. As a rule, disposable filter masks should be used after 60 hours of use or after 3 months
In general, we recommend you replace your filters or mask when you notice a decrease in filtration performance or smell solvents. This is referred to as “breakthrough.” This means your filters have been captured as much particulate and toxic matter as they can and are now failing and allowing solvents to pass through. You should also replace your mask when breathing through the mask becomes more difficult, when the mask or filter is damaged, or when the face piece becomes unhygienic.
Filter and mask life will depend greatly on several factors including, concentration of pollutants, humidity, temperature, ventilation and even breathing rates. All of these can work to decrease effective use time. Lastly, for respirator filters or masks with carbon, maximum use time is approximately 6 months. Even with light or infrequent use, these filters should be replaced since they can and will absorb contaminants from the general environment even when you are not wearing the mask or using the filter. As with all of our products, you should have a problem with a mask from us, contact customer service at 1-800-339-7123.
Should I buy several different masks depending on my situation and environment?
Yes, you can match up several masks depending on the level of your sensitivity. The founder of the mask company ICanBreathe has severe chemical sensitivities and breathing problems. She often wears a Silk Comfort Mask for everyday use, but she also keeps the very popular Honeycomb mask with her at all times.
The Honeycomb mask has better filtration because of the carbon filters. So unlike some masks or respirators, these help filter out odors, vapors, fragrance, and smoke. If she feels her breathing change based on environment changes, like someone smoking, she will change masks to help avoid the allergen and maintain her breathing. In short, your needs will vary and often certain tasks or jobs will require more or less filtration than others, so it is not a bad idea to have a couple different types of respirators or face masks on hand.
What about respirators for commercial or industrial use?
A few of the respirators we offer are very heavy duty, particularly the 3M 8233/8293 and 3M 6291. The 8233 and 8293 are HEPA rated masks, with the latter also blocking oil based particles (while the 8233 does not). These offer excellent protection from particulate in everyday as well as commercial settings. People who work with commercial ceramics, food production, agriculture and a variety of other areas where ultrafine dust and particulate are common receive excellent protection with these respirators.
The 6291 respirator is also an excellent choice for those areas, with two advantages over the 8233/8293 masks. The body or shell of the 6291 respirator can be washed. More importantly, it has replaceable filters. It comes standard with top of the line P100 filters, but there are also a couple of specialized cartridges available that target organic vapors as well as chemicals that commonly irritate MCS. These cartridges can be used interchangeably with HEPA filters are used by people working with chemicals, solvents, glues, paints, varnishes, and other chemicals.
How do I maintain and clean my allergy mask?
Cleaning Your Mask – No Washing Machines RequiredDisposable masks are not meant to be cleaned, but with more expensive mask that use replaceable filters, cleaning the mask is very important. Each mask has cleaning and maintenance instructions on the packaging or in the directions. Follow these instructions very closely. Some, like the Organic Cotton mask, can be hand washed and used over and over again. The packaging of these masks is also important for sizing and fitting instructions.
How do I store my allergy face mask or respirator?
Mask StorageYou should store your mask or respirator in a clean, dry area. A respirator does you little good if you get the inside dirty or contaminated with allergens. Speaking from experience, I have three different kinds of respirators that I use for various projects at work and around the house. I store each in separate sealed plastic bags in the closet of my garage. There I do not have to worry about direct sunlight possibly breaking down the filter media or water, dirt or allergens contaminating my mask or filters. They are clean, dry, and ready to use whenever I need them.