How do I determine which type of mask is best for me?
The best mask for you depends on your intended use. For non-healthcare settings, there are several options that can limit the spread of the virus while also providing a level of protection for the wearer. We have several of those options available in the Project N95 Shop.
- N95s are NIOSH certified and are made with head straps
- KN95s are the Chinese equivalent of the N95 and are made with ear loops.
- KF94s are the Korean equivalent of the N95 and are made with ear loops.
Most of the masks in our marketplace come in a standard M/L size. We do have various options in Small and XL. Size can vary by masks style and manufacturer.
With any mask or respirator, fit is important. Select a size to eliminate gaps at the side of your face, around your chin, and under your eyes. Considering the appropriate level of protection based on your setting, and taking into account user preferences can improve the effectiveness of a mask.