The FFP2 respirator, named after its 95% filtering feature of viruses, bacteria, airborne particles, dust and smoke, is an American Standard executed by NIOSH, which is affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). It has at least 95% filtering capacity for 0.3 micron and larger particles.

The N95 Mask, whose professional use has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), is classified in the FFP2 category by the European Union and reduces the risk of infection at a high level in correct use.

N95 Masks are preferred by healthcare professionals, especially in the high risk group, due to their high filtering properties and low air resistance that allows easy breathing.