Fernando Simón insists that the general population should wear surgical masks. “It is neither zero risk nor is it a radical difference in protection from one to the other. The FFP2 fundamentally protects the wearer, if what we want is to protect others, it has a greater capacity to filter out the surgical”, Recently assured the director of the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies.
However, Spaniards increasingly use FFP2 masks because they feel more protected against COVID-19. In addition, there is a wide range of models that you can choose from. The Amazon platform, for example, sells FFP2 masks of various brands for all tastes, and having all of them a cfiltration capacity greater than 90%, so they provide high protection against the virus. Next, we will see a summary of some of the most prominent models.
One of the products that we can find on the website of the internet commercial giant are the FFP2 masks of the Biodefence brand, manufactured and approved in Europe according to the EN 149: 2001 + A1: 2009 regulation and modified by PPE-R / 02.075 v. two. They are capable of filtering “both inhaled and exhaled air, protecting both the user and the people around them through an efficient composite filtering system. 5-layer: Spunbond, Meltblown, Hot Air Cotton, Meltblown, Spunbond ”, according to Amazon. They can be purchased for 24.50 euros in boxes of 20 units.
On the other hand, GreenBee-Powstay masks are also composed of five layers and have a filtering capacity greater than 95%. “Meets the requirements of the European standard EN149: 2001 + A1: 2009 for protection against particles and meets the requirements of protection class FFP2 of this standard ”, it is specified on the web. Currently, they are sold in boxes of 10 masks “Individually hygienically wrapped and optimized for safe continuous use” by 20.99 euros, whereas before they cost two euros more.
Medisana masks are also available, which can filter particles out of the air with a 95% efficiency thanks to its efficient filtering system composed of three hats: Spunbond, Meltbond and Nonwoven. Furthermore, they are capable of filtering both ways, “So they serve as their own and external protection.” They have the CE certificate according to EN 149: 2001 + A1: 2009; Regulation (EU) 2016/425 for personal protective equipment. Each box contains 10 masks and costs 24.95 euros.
Very similar are the Europapa brand masks, also capable of filtering in both directions, although they have a 94% efficiency. It is approved by the standard European EN149: 2001 + A1: 2009 and can be purchased at packs of 20 units for 18.90 euros.
IDOIT masks feature a efficiency close to 95% and they are composed of five layers. Like the previous ones, they are tested by the CE certificate according to EN 149: 2001 + A1: 2009 and Regulation (EU) 2016/425 for personal protective equipment. On the other hand, although normally FFP2 masks can be used for eight hours, in the description of this product it is advisable to “change every 4 hours in a place with many people”. Boxes cost 29.99 euros and contain 20 masks.