A face mask is designed to prevent the spread of diseases. The mask is usually loose fitting and covers the nose and mouth. It comes with bands that hold it in place at the back of the head.
Types of Face Masks
There are many types of face masks. The main ones are:
Surgical masks: these are designed to catch your bodily fluids such as saliva and nasal discharge thus preventing the infectious liquid droplets from spreading to other people. They come with two straps that hook over the ears. There are others that come with one strap that goes over the ears. This mask is ideal to wear when you are down with cold, cough, flu or when working with patients.
You should note that these units won’t provide you with adequate protection against fine particles found in smoke and haze. The units also won’t protect you from inhaling airborne bacteria and viruses.
Respirators: they are also known as particulate respirators and are designed to protect you from inhaling fumes, dusts, gases, and vapors.
How to Wear A Face Mask
You should note that you only need to wear the mask once and then dispose it in the trash. You should also remove the mask as soon as it gets moist.
To wear the unit you should start by cleaning your hands with water and soap. If possible, it’s also wise that you clean your hands with a hand sanitizer.
You should then remove the unit from the box and wear it. If the mask has ear loops you should hold it by the ear loops and place the loop around each ear.
If the mask has ties you should move the mask to the nose level and place the ties over the crown of your head and then secure it with a bow.
If the face mask has bands you should hold it in your hand with the nosepiece or top of the mask at your fingertips thus allowing your headbands to hand freely below your hands.
You should move the mask to the nose level and pull the straps over your head so that it rests over the crown of your head. You should then pull the button strap over your head. After this you should pull the bottom strap over your head so that it rests at the nape of your neck.
This is what you need to know about disposable face masks. For ideal results you should ensure that you buy them from a reputable store.