About Face Masks

A tight-fitting mask provides effective protection against, for example, harmful infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses that may spread in the air. The disposable filter mask (FFP) should be replaced when it becomes dirty, the inside is dirty, or its breathing resistance increases.

How do I put a mask on my face?

Disinfect your hands either by washing them thoroughly with soap and water or if this is not possible with a disinfectant or disinfectant towel. Grasp the loops of the mask and place the protector on your face. Be careful not to touch the inside of the mask. Stretch the loops of the mask behind your ears. Adjust the protector to be comfortable and suitable.

How do I remove the mask from my face?

Put one hand on the nasal area of ​​the mask and grasp it. Put your other hand on the loop and take the mask off your face and put it in the trash with a lid. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, or use hand gloves with an alcohol content of more than 75 percent. If you take off the cover while you are on the move, be sure to bring disinfectant wipes or hand gloves.

How are respirators packed?
We always pack products hygienically using disposable protective gloves and respirators. Individual respirators are mailed directly to your home, so you don't have to pick them up at the Post's service point. Larger items will be sent either to the mail pick-up point or to your choice at home.

What are the benefits of masks?

Masks reduce the transmission of droplets by air. Although masks do not always fully protect against viruses, they do reduce the viral load transmitted.

Recent studies recommend the use of masks and in many countries they are already mandatory or at least recommended and in countries where they are used the virus has spread much more slowly. It is assumed that use will also increase in Finland and Europe. Respirators also prevent contact with the mouth and face area, which in itself reduces the risk of infection. If you have an asymptomatic infection, you will not spread the virus this way either.

Hospitals use either surgical masks and N95 protectors. However, in countries where protectors are used by normal consumers, they tend to be simpler 3-layer protective masks. These protect against drops, which studies show is the biggest risk.

The size of the coronavirus is so small that only N95 protectors do not allow the virus to pass through under laboratory conditions, however, in practice, the masks we sell work well in consumer use and the protectors we sell are CE certified.

The use of a scarf has also been recommended in public, this too naturally provides better protection than nothing, but is not equivalent to a disposable 3-layer mask. Hygiene is also difficult to maintain and washing is always laborious after use. It is recommended to use the masks only once, so after use they are recommended to be disposed of for the above-mentioned hygiene reasons. In some parts of the world, medical personnel also disinfect protective equipment, but this is not recommended. In practice, therefore, the mask is always disposable.