Which mask is better, N95 or cotton? The fashion war begins

Henrietta Strickland
June 5, 2020

It's true that an N95 mask or a KN95 mask is the best face mask for COVID-19 protection, but there's a version of both types of mask that you absolutely should not get. "Everybody outside should be wearing a mask".

This includes cloth masks from leading brands like Louis Phillippe, Max and W for Women, but also from local sellers and niche players like Wear Your Opinion, Bon Organik, Rapsodia among others. Amazon Fashion's all-new dedicated mask store offers over 500 cloth masks from over 35 sellers across the country. Remember, one reason to wear a mask is to protect yourself from the novel coronavirus, but the other reason is to protect others. "There are several types of surgical masks, most are single-use, disposable rectangular pleated masks composed of breathable synthetic fibres and they expand to cover your nose, mouth and jawline".

The government said the use of face masks do not replace preventative measures such as social distancing and good hygiene in preventing the spread of coronavirus, noting that face masks do not protect wearers from infection, but others around them. Dr Anna explained: "Clean your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, and inspect your mask for any tears or holes".

There is also the some items displayed which are not masks but can be used to cover your face.

"There is strong scientific evidence that using face masks helps to save lives, preserve jobs and slow down the epidemic", its statement read according to Helsingin Sanomat.

You've probably seen these masks all over the place, and they're just as effective as face masks without the valve when it comes to protecting you. "You should then dispose your mask in a closed rubbish bin and wash your hands". They are disposable - do not reuse them. The US Center for Disease Control suggests "routinely".

Many commercially available masks are made from layers of plastics and are created to be single-use. According to an analysis by scientists at University College London, if every person in the United Kingdom used one single-use mask each day for a year, an extra 66,000 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste would be created.

"People have told me, 'I'm 6 feet away and I don't need to wear the mask, '" Murphy said. "Wearing a mask can help limit the transmission of the virus by people who don't realise they are infectious", she explained.

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