N95 masks were originally used in industrial industries such as mining, construction, and paint. Later, the World Health Organization recommended the use of N95 masks to prevent airborne diseases.
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Definition & Standards For N95 Masks
Performance that can remove 95% or more of fine particles of 0.1 to 0.3 µm
N: Not resistant to oil
R: Resistant to oil
P: Oil Proof (with oil resistance)
- N95 / R95 / P95: Performance that can remove 95% or more of fine particles of 0.1 to 0.3 µm
- N99 / R99 / P99: Performance that can remove 99% or more of fine particles of 0.1 to 0.3 µm
- N100 / R100 / P100: Performance that can remove 99.97% or more of fine particles of 0.1 to 0.3 µm
Other Names For N95 Face Masks
Details Matter- Especially Health Workers
- EU: FFP2 & FFP3
- Australia: P2
- Japan: DS2(Disposable) & RS2(Reusable)
- China: KN95
- Korea: KF94
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N95 & Niosh Regulation
Particulate respirators are tested and certified by the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
NIOSH tests and certifies respirators based on their physical and performance characteristics, including filtration efficiency. N95-rated filtering facepiece respirators have a filtration efficiency of at least 95% against non-oily particles when tested using the NIOSH criteria.
- N: Not resistant to oil
- R: Resistant to oil
- P: Oil Proof (with oil resistance)