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KN95 Mask - 5 Pcs
KN95 Mask - 5 Pcs
$26.95

KN95 Mask - 5 Pcs

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AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING NOW FROM LOS ANGELES.

For every mask you buy, we’ll donate one to LA’s public service workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis.

KN95 is China's standard for respirator filtering at least 95 percent of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger. According to 3M, the manufacturer of N95 masks, KN95 masks are almost identical in performance to N95 masks. 

The main difference is that N95 masks are tested and certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, a research agency that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although KN95 masks haven't been approved and cleared by FDA to be used as a surgical mask, FDA issued an emergency use authorization for KN95 masks on April 3, 2020. 

Key features:

  • ≥95% particulate filtration
  • 4 layers of protection
  • Breathable
  • 3D shaped for more secure coverage
  • Collapse resistant cup shape design
  • Cushioning nose foam, and light weight construction for comfortable wear
  • Non allergic 
  • No valve filter (Masks with valves are for smog, not for Covid-19 because we need to block our cough and sneeze droplets inside the mask.)
  • 5 pcs/pack (no box), 10 pcs/pack (with box)
  • Limited quantities. Please don't buy more than five boxes per person so that it can be available to more people who need them
  • All sales are final. No returns and exchanges
  • Pre-orders will be shipped on April 15

Buy them now for yourself or your loved ones, or donate to your local frontline workers, such as delivery crew, people who work at the school food distribution stations, grocery stores, or even your local medical and healthcare workers. 

Disclaimer: Our KN95 masks are not tested, approved and cleared by FDA to be used as a surgical mask.

No representations or claims regarding Sweat and Milk products are intended to be substitute for professional medical advice. Sweat and Milk recommends that you always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any question or condition. 

  • 3D design
  • Non woven material
  • Non allergic 
  • One-size
  • White

 

What are the differences between N95 and KN95 masks?

Both N95 and KN95 are respirator standards. N95 is the American standard while KN95 is the Chinese equivalent. According to 3M, the manufacturer of N95 masks, China KN95, AS/NZ P2, Korea 1st Class, and Japan DS FFRs as “equivalent” to US NIOSH N95 and European FFP2 respirators, for filtering non-oil-based particles such as those resulting from wildfires, PM 2.5 air pollution, volcanic eruptions, or bioaerosols (e.g. viruses). 

n95 vs KN95 masksSource: 3M

When should you wear a KN95 mask?

CDC recommends everyone wears a mask in public because Covid-19 can be asymptomatic. It's every citizen's responsibility to flatten the curve and slow the spread.

Wear it when you go outside, or to any public places where there are people around during a pandemic. It's especially important to wear a face covering when you go to a closed environment, such as elevator or grocery stores. 

How to properly put on and take off a disposable respirator? - From CDC

It’s important to familiarize yourself with the respirator user instructions and to practice putting on the respirator in a clean area before you begin using it in a contaminated area.

Wash your hands before and after removal of the respirator because you may have accidentally touched the outside of the mask. Be super careful and don't let the outside of the mask touch your face while removing it. 

Check CDC's complete guidance for more details.

What are the things to consider for KN95 mask storage?

You shouldn't keep it in your pocket, wallet, purse, handbag, or funny pack. You should hand used respirators in a designated storage area or keep them in a clean, breathable container such as paper bag between uses. Don't have respirators pushed against each other. Label them with name so that there is no confusion. 

If necessary, appropriately disinfect the object used to shield it. 

How long can you wear it for?

Please follow the manufacturer's instructions. If you are not caring for Covid-19 patients, you can probably wear it a few times if it's only 30 minutes each time. However, it's highly recommended no more than five times. It's like a sponge for microbes. The more you reuse your masks, the greater the risk. 

The ideal situation is to wear a new one every time if possible. 

Can I clean it?

No. Under no circumstances should an attempt be made to clean or wash a KN95 disposable filtering face piece (particulate) respirator. 

You can't see all of the viruses that may accumulate in the mask during use, because they are teeny-weeny. Viruses don't just bounce off of the mask but instead get trapped inside it. 

A study published in a 2009 issue of the Annuals of Occupational Hygiene evaluated five possible decontamination methods. The most promising options were UVGI, ethylene oxide, and VHP, but the evidence at the time was far from conclusive. 

Can a surgical mask, microfiber cloth or wet handkerchief help protect against small particles?

Surgical/procedure or “medical” face masks are designed to help keep spit and mucous generated by the wearer from reaching a patient or medical equipment. They likely do not provide respiratory protection unless they are designed, tested, and certified as a respirator. 

Microfiber cloths, scarves, wet handkerchief’s or similar items have not been designed or tested to help filter out small particles and therefore should not be used for protection from particulate matter.

What about the reusable and washable cotton masks?

The concern with cloth is that it retains moisture and provides an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. In a 2015 study in BMJ Open, a group of researchers found that hospital health workers in Vietnam who wore cloth masks fared worse than workers in the control group, some of whom wore no mask at all.

The researchers suspects that it was partly due to lack of proper mask care. Those using cloth masks for personal use should wash their masks frequently. Wash it everyday and hang it outside to dry if possible. Sunlight is very germicidal. 

Do valves on respirators impact their effectiveness?

The purpose of a respirator’s exhalation valve is to reduce the breathing resistance during exhale; it does not impact a respirator’s ability to provide respiratory protection. The valve is designed to open during exhalation to allow exhaled air to exit the respirator and then close tightly during inhalation, so inhaled air is not permitted to enter the respirator through the valve. While a valve does not change a respirator’s ability to help reduce a wearer’s exposure to bioaerosols, a person who is exhibiting symptoms of illness should not wear a valved respirator, because exhaled particles may leave the respirator via the valve and enter the surrounding environment, potentially exposing other people.

Can children wear respirators?

In many countries, respirators are not currently approved by certification agencies for children’s use for general emergencies, such as disease outbreaks and poor air quality.  Our masks are designed to fit adults, tested on adults, certified for use by adults, and have user instructions written for adults. IMPORTANT: Infants and toddlers should never be given respirators due to the risk of choking and suffocation.

For more questions, please email us at hello@sweatandmilk.com or via chatbot. 

All masks are final sales. Face masks may not be returned and no refunds will be provided.

    DESCRIPTION

    AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING NOW FROM LOS ANGELES.

    For every mask you buy, we’ll donate one to LA’s public service workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis.

    KN95 is China's standard for respirator filtering at least 95 percent of particles that are 0.3 microns or larger. According to 3M, the manufacturer of N95 masks, KN95 masks are almost identical in performance to N95 masks. 

    The main difference is that N95 masks are tested and certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, a research agency that is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although KN95 masks haven't been approved and cleared by FDA to be used as a surgical mask, FDA issued an emergency use authorization for KN95 masks on April 3, 2020. 

    Key features:

    • ≥95% particulate filtration
    • 4 layers of protection
    • Breathable
    • 3D shaped for more secure coverage
    • Collapse resistant cup shape design
    • Cushioning nose foam, and light weight construction for comfortable wear
    • Non allergic 
    • No valve filter (Masks with valves are for smog, not for Covid-19 because we need to block our cough and sneeze droplets inside the mask.)
    • 5 pcs/pack (no box), 10 pcs/pack (with box)
    • Limited quantities. Please don't buy more than five boxes per person so that it can be available to more people who need them
    • All sales are final. No returns and exchanges
    • Pre-orders will be shipped on April 15

    Buy them now for yourself or your loved ones, or donate to your local frontline workers, such as delivery crew, people who work at the school food distribution stations, grocery stores, or even your local medical and healthcare workers. 

    Disclaimer: Our KN95 masks are not tested, approved and cleared by FDA to be used as a surgical mask.

    No representations or claims regarding Sweat and Milk products are intended to be substitute for professional medical advice. Sweat and Milk recommends that you always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any question or condition. 

    FIT & FABRIC

    • 3D design
    • Non woven material
    • Non allergic 
    • One-size
    • White

     

    FAQ on KN95 Masks

    What are the differences between N95 and KN95 masks?

    Both N95 and KN95 are respirator standards. N95 is the American standard while KN95 is the Chinese equivalent. According to 3M, the manufacturer of N95 masks, China KN95, AS/NZ P2, Korea 1st Class, and Japan DS FFRs as “equivalent” to US NIOSH N95 and European FFP2 respirators, for filtering non-oil-based particles such as those resulting from wildfires, PM 2.5 air pollution, volcanic eruptions, or bioaerosols (e.g. viruses). 

    n95 vs KN95 masksSource: 3M

    When should you wear a KN95 mask?

    CDC recommends everyone wears a mask in public because Covid-19 can be asymptomatic. It's every citizen's responsibility to flatten the curve and slow the spread.

    Wear it when you go outside, or to any public places where there are people around during a pandemic. It's especially important to wear a face covering when you go to a closed environment, such as elevator or grocery stores. 

    How to properly put on and take off a disposable respirator? - From CDC

    It’s important to familiarize yourself with the respirator user instructions and to practice putting on the respirator in a clean area before you begin using it in a contaminated area.

    Wash your hands before and after removal of the respirator because you may have accidentally touched the outside of the mask. Be super careful and don't let the outside of the mask touch your face while removing it. 

    Check CDC's complete guidance for more details.

    What are the things to consider for KN95 mask storage?

    You shouldn't keep it in your pocket, wallet, purse, handbag, or funny pack. You should hand used respirators in a designated storage area or keep them in a clean, breathable container such as paper bag between uses. Don't have respirators pushed against each other. Label them with name so that there is no confusion. 

    If necessary, appropriately disinfect the object used to shield it. 

    How long can you wear it for?

    Please follow the manufacturer's instructions. If you are not caring for Covid-19 patients, you can probably wear it a few times if it's only 30 minutes each time. However, it's highly recommended no more than five times. It's like a sponge for microbes. The more you reuse your masks, the greater the risk. 

    The ideal situation is to wear a new one every time if possible. 

    Can I clean it?

    No. Under no circumstances should an attempt be made to clean or wash a KN95 disposable filtering face piece (particulate) respirator. 

    You can't see all of the viruses that may accumulate in the mask during use, because they are teeny-weeny. Viruses don't just bounce off of the mask but instead get trapped inside it. 

    A study published in a 2009 issue of the Annuals of Occupational Hygiene evaluated five possible decontamination methods. The most promising options were UVGI, ethylene oxide, and VHP, but the evidence at the time was far from conclusive. 

    Can a surgical mask, microfiber cloth or wet handkerchief help protect against small particles?

    Surgical/procedure or “medical” face masks are designed to help keep spit and mucous generated by the wearer from reaching a patient or medical equipment. They likely do not provide respiratory protection unless they are designed, tested, and certified as a respirator. 

    Microfiber cloths, scarves, wet handkerchief’s or similar items have not been designed or tested to help filter out small particles and therefore should not be used for protection from particulate matter.

    What about the reusable and washable cotton masks?

    The concern with cloth is that it retains moisture and provides an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. In a 2015 study in BMJ Open, a group of researchers found that hospital health workers in Vietnam who wore cloth masks fared worse than workers in the control group, some of whom wore no mask at all.

    The researchers suspects that it was partly due to lack of proper mask care. Those using cloth masks for personal use should wash their masks frequently. Wash it everyday and hang it outside to dry if possible. Sunlight is very germicidal. 

    Do valves on respirators impact their effectiveness?

    The purpose of a respirator’s exhalation valve is to reduce the breathing resistance during exhale; it does not impact a respirator’s ability to provide respiratory protection. The valve is designed to open during exhalation to allow exhaled air to exit the respirator and then close tightly during inhalation, so inhaled air is not permitted to enter the respirator through the valve. While a valve does not change a respirator’s ability to help reduce a wearer’s exposure to bioaerosols, a person who is exhibiting symptoms of illness should not wear a valved respirator, because exhaled particles may leave the respirator via the valve and enter the surrounding environment, potentially exposing other people.

    Can children wear respirators?

    In many countries, respirators are not currently approved by certification agencies for children’s use for general emergencies, such as disease outbreaks and poor air quality.  Our masks are designed to fit adults, tested on adults, certified for use by adults, and have user instructions written for adults. IMPORTANT: Infants and toddlers should never be given respirators due to the risk of choking and suffocation.

    For more questions, please email us at hello@sweatandmilk.com or via chatbot. 

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    All masks are final sales. Face masks may not be returned and no refunds will be provided.

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