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Mask Comparison

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

More countries are starting to see civilians adopt mask-wearing as common public practice amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with all the different masks available, from surgical to homemade, which are actually effective in shielding against COVID-19?

Surgical Masks

  • Loose facial fit

  • Prevent saliva and large droplets from spreading

  • Standards vary but filter up to 95% of particles (≥ 0.1 Microns)

Homemade/Cloth Masks

  • Inconsistent, usually loose fit

  • More effective for dust or large irritants

  • Recommended by CDC to reduce the spread of cough/sneeze particle by an infected person

N95 Masks

  • Tight facial fit

  • Filter 95% of particles (≥ 0.3 Microns in size)

  • Fairly effective against COVID-19

P100 Masks

  • Tight facial fit

  • The highest grade for respiratory protection

  • Filters 99.97% of particles (≥ 0.3 Microns in size)

  • Effective against COVID-19

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