- Medical masks are generally being used in order to end users does not transmit virus to other people by air and by water when coughing and sneezing. Masks could also prevent big particules enter in the respiratory system but they can not filter small particules. Therefore medical masks are not effective against viruses infecting by air.
N95 filtered masks, have additional part filtering the air around comparing to ordinary medical masks. For that reason they ensure higher protection against other germs and viruses like Corona.
Respiratory masks are personal protective equipments which are preventing users to breathe aerosols (dust, smoke, vapor), steams and gases (disinfectants, anesthetic gases). They protects users against contagious agents such as virus contamination like Coronavirus, SARS, H1N1 etc