Attention has once again centered on protection from lethal airborne viruses and how best to avoid infection. Correctly used, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) reduces the possibility of infection. Hand hygiene measures should be used in addition to the use of PPE.
FFP stands for 'filtering face piece', these masks are certified as personal protection equipment. They provide a high level of filtering capability and are an effective barrier to both droplets and fine aerosols. The FFP3 designation, which is the equivalent of N99, is the type of respirator mask that is recommended particularly for people in the healthcare sector dealing with symptomatic patients undergoing treatment where aerosols are likely to be generated. See all masks here
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