Whether it be severe air pollution, influenza season or dealing with contaminated substance, N95 masks will be called for to protect our respiratory system. Check out N95 masks manufactured by 3M Singapore, a company that specialises in producing goods for healthcare and consumer goods industry. Below you can find surgical masks and disposable dust masks with exhaust valve too.

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All You Need to Know About N95 Mask Singapore

Which N95 mask is the best?

The 3M N95 mask is the best in Singapore and is widely used by healthcare professionals. 3M is a trusted brand in the healthcare, food and work safety industry. Hence you can rest assured that wearing a 3M mask can reduce your risk of being infected by respiratory pathogens. Not only that, 3M’s N95 mask is also suitable for filtering out dust particles released from mechanical or carpentry activities such as grinding, sanding, sweeping, and sawing.

3M’s N95 respirator features a two-strap design with a welded dual point attachment that helps to secure the mask on your face, a cushioning polyurethane-made nose foam, an adjustable aluminium nose clip, a polypropylene filter that can block viruses and other small particles.

Besides N95 masks, 3M also offers surgical masks or face masks in various forms, some of which are carbon masks, daily hijab masks, and daily masks. The price of a set of 3M Nexcare face masks is approximately S$6.00 in Singapore.

What does N95 mask mean?

N95 mask, or also known as N95 respirator, is a respiratory protective device that helps to filter 95% of airborne and fine dust particles (PM2.5) efficiently while providing a close facial fit. In addition to that, N95 masks protect the wearer from inhaling hazardous substances that could be detrimental to physical health. 3M’s N95 masks are highly recommended for those with close exposure to severe transmissible diseases like SARS, influenza, tuberculosis, and COVID-19. The letter “N” in N95 refers to “not resistant to oil”. Other variations of N95 respirators also exist on the market, such as R95 (somewhat resistant to oil) and P95 (oil-proof).

Are N95 masks reusable?

There are divergent opinions from health or medical experts with regard to the reusability of N95 masks. In general, N95 masks are encouraged to be disposed of after usage to maintain good personal hygiene. Nevertheless, there are special circumstances wherein N95 masks are appropriate to be reused.

During a pandemic where there can be a shortage of N95 respirators, medical professionals are recommended to practise an extended use or limited reuse of N95 respirators in non-emergency situations if they have close contact with several patients that share the same respiratory disease or patients that are housed in the same hospital wards. As a regular wearer, the ideal approach to this is to remove the N95 mask, dispose of it properly and carry out effective hand hygiene with soap and water.

Are N95 masks disposable?

Yes, all N95 masks are identified to be single-use or disposable respiratory devices. If your N95 mask has been worn for 8 hours or gets soiled, or if you start having breathing difficulty, do dispose of the N95 mask in a waste bin with a closed lid, then wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to get rid of any germs. When discarding your N95 mask, avoid touching its surface and the inner layer as those two spots are contaminated by bacteria and dust.

Where to buy masks in Singapore?

Aside from your local pharmacies, masks are available on various online shopping sites including Shopee, Qoo10, and Lazada. At iPrice Singapore, you can browse through our mask catalogue to compare the different types of masks and their price respectively.

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