What Is The Difference Between A Medical Mask And A Non-medical Mask?

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1. Different Effects

Non-medical masks are used to filter the air entering the nose and mouth to prevent harmful gases, odors, and droplets from entering and leaving the wearer’s nose and mouth.

Medical masks are comfortable, odorless, non-irritating to the skin, waterproof, and after disinfection. It has low breathing resistance. It absorbs aerosols, dust, smoke, mist, etc. through the filter material to block it from being inhaled by people, effectively isolating pollution sources.

2. Different types

Different Types Mask

Non-medical masks are mainly divided into cotton masks, non-woven masks, polymer masks, activated carbon powder filter masks, activated carbon fiber felt masks, etc.

Medical masks are mainly divided into medical protective masks, medical-surgical masks, and ordinary medical masks.

3. Different Users

Different Users

Non-medical masks are suitable for most people to wear in daily life, but those with heart or respiratory system difficulties, pregnancy, dizziness after wearing, and sensitive skin should choose carefully.

Medical masks are different according to different categories. Medical protective masks are suitable to be worn when contacting patients with respiratory infections that are transmitted through the air or through droplets at close range during diagnosis and treatment activities. Medical-surgical masks are mainly worn in a clean environment with a cleanliness level of 100,000 or less, working in operating rooms, nursing patients with immunocompromised function, or performing body cavity puncture operations. Ordinary medical masks can be used for people who work in ordinary medical environments, it is suitable for general health care activities, such as sanitation, liquid preparation, bed cleaning, etc., or the barrier of particles other than pathogenic microorganisms, such as pollen.

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