Why should I use N95 masks instead of cloth ones?

Cases of the Ômicron variant of Covid-19 continue to grow around the world and prevention measures continue to be the same as those already known to the entire population, such as frequent hand washing, social isolation and, above all, the use of protective masks. when you are away from home.

However, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently updated the guidelines for combating Covid-19, to add the recommendation to use the N95 mask.

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Previously, the body advised that these masks be used only by health professionals due to shortages in supplies. However, at this time of frequent increase in the number of people infected with the Ômicron variant, the CDC has updated its rules.

Despite advising the use of N95 masks, the CDC warns that people should opt for a mask that fits the face well, avoiding any gaps during use. "Our main message remains that any mask is better than no mask," CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said in a statement.

CDC experts still warn the public to be careful with counterfeit N95 masks. Unfortunately, it is not possible to know if the protective equipment is genuine by just looking at the packaging, so it is necessary to purchase the product directly from properly licensed dealers.

Protection mask
CDC advises the population to use N95 masks to protect themselves from the Ômicron variant. Image: Memory Stockphoto/Shutterstock

N95's have a better fit to the face and are produced by a special material that is able to block up to 95% of harmful particles, preventing contact with our respiratory system.

It is worth mentioning that in addition to the correct use of the mask, it is also necessary to pay attention to the moment of handling the equipment. When putting on or taking off the mask, it is necessary to handle it by the elastic straps and never by the protective screen.

Before putting on the N95 mask and after removing it, it is necessary to sanitize your hands, wash them with soap and water or 70º alcohol.

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