BioMask Respirator - Pack of 5
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Fact #1: Washable facemasks may look great but offer very little filtration or protection. Particles can pass through easily, those around you are poorly protected if you cough or sneeze, and airborne contaminants are hardly filtered at all as you breathe in.
Fact #2: According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), surgical masks offer a six-fold reduction in exposure to airborne contaminants and are a step-up in terms of protection for the wearer and the community. This is entry-level PPE.
Fact #3: Filtration Face Piece (FFP) masks are respirators. A well fitted respirator creates a seal around the face and nose which inhibits inward leakage of contaminants. HSE studies show that respirators provide improved protection, with a significant reduction in exposure compared to surgical masks.
Fact #4: All respirators need to comply with EU standard EN149:2001 + A1:2009 for PPE, but they fall into three classes according to their effectiveness in filtering particles and reducing exposure. The WHO rates FFP2 and FFP3 respirators as being suitable for healthcare professionals who are in direct contact with Covid-19 patients and recommends that these masks be reserved for healthcare workers.
Fact #5: The BioMask Respirator has been tested and passed as compliant with the European Standard EN149:2001 and is classified as an FFP1 respirator mask. Published HSE studies show that the protection afforded by FFP1 respirators like the BioMask Respirator is over 7 times more effective in filtering contaminants than a surgical mask.
Fact #6: No mask or respirator can offer 100% protection against Covid-19. Every FFP respirator is intended to be used with other PPE supplies as part of a package of safety measures which include social distancing, frequent hand washing and the use of disinfectants.
The Expert Technology/SAIPOL BioMask Respirator?
The BioMask is an FFP1 Respirator compliant with EU standard EN149:2001. It is a multi-layer, non-woven mask made of 100% virgin materials, with a high-quality PTFE membrane. This melt-blown filtration membrane not only blocks contaminants but also enables the respirator to contour to individual facial features for a snug, safe fit.
The BioMask exceeds requirements for classification as FFP1 PPE but it is not an FFP2 respirator. It is not suitable for use by health professionals who are treating Covid-19 patients. FFP1 respirators are the highest standard of respirator currently recommended for purchase by the general public as FFP2 and FFP3 masks need to be reserved for medical professionals.
Many counterfeit and non-compliant masks and respirators are being marketed in the UK at present. The BioMask Respirator is an FFP1 mask that has been subjected to rigorous testing by a recognised EU Notified Body and has been passed as compliant.
- Flexible, comfortable and non-irritating with mouldable nose-clip for a snug fit
- Made of 100% virgin materials
- Multi-layer, non-woven construction with PTFE membrane
- 3-year shelf life when sealed in bag
- Each single use, one-size mask will remain effective for 8-10 hours. If used intermittently for short periods over several days, care should be taken to avoid contamination when removing and re-fitting the mask. Wash hands after each use
- Despatched in packs containing 5 masks
- Available as 1 pack (5 masks) £4.99 per mask, 2 packs (10 masks) £4.50 per mask, 5 packs (25 masks) £4.25 per mask, 10 packs (50 masks) £4.00 per mask, 20 packs (100 masks) £3.75 per mask, 50 packs (250 masks) £3.50 per mask
- Sale of these masks does not impact in any way on PPE supplies to the NHS
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Product Ratings & Reviews (21) Hide Show
Found the item difficult to wear for a prolonged period
I use these for train journeys when you need a comfortable mask for a longer period of time than for a bus ride or shopping. They are roomier for breathing, but also provide a snug fit that feels safe.
Seems to be well constructed, easy to wear and use BUT what is not clear is how long the mask can be worn. All in all, good value.
Waited long time for delivery due to justified reasons by Scotts. Close fitting/comfy, researched online before ordering/reputable make.Made originally for clinical settings. Very pleased.worth the wait
Absolutely 'fit for purpose' and comfortable to wear. Completely satisfied and masks are highly recommended.
I personally don't like the style of the mask but they are well made and good quality. Will certainly use these but expensive.
Found product comfortable, a good fit and it provided confidence when shopping.
Stayed put once on and there was no need to adjust it at all
Good masks. Item as described.