Various types of diseases are spreading in the world due to man-made and natural causes such as air pollution, dust, virus, and bacteria. Face mask is a helpful material to protect from air pollution, dust-sand or virus and bacteria. A face mask is a type of protective covering that is worn over the nose and mouth to help protect against viruses, bacteria, and other harmful airborne particles. Face mask is mainly made of cloth, paper, and medical-grade materials such as N95 respirators.
How many type of face mask available in Bangladesh?
Face masks come in a variety of designs and sizes, but most face mask is designed with ear ties to fit well over the nose and mouth. Moreover, face mask has different designs with different levels of protection resulting in different types of face masks. Nowadays, the use of face masks has increased to a greater extent than before due to increased awareness in BD. Let's know about some commonly available face masks:
Cloth Mask: Cloth mask is mainly made of fabric which can be easily washed and reused. A cloth mask generally helps the wearer stay safe from the inhalation of others and airborne dust. Cloth face mask is useful everywhere.
Surgical Mask: Surgical mask is mainly made of soft polypropylene. And, is made with elasticated ear loops to ensure a secure and comfortable fit for the user. Surgical face masks are widely used in hospitals, hotels, food packaging, and daily activities to keep air-borne pollution and dust free.
N95 Respirator Mask: Designed to fit tightly around the user's mouth with virus, bacteria, and 95% airborne particle filters. Can be used in healthcare and other high-risk situations.
KN95 Mask: KN95 mask is very similar to N95 mask which can filter at least 95% of airborne particles. KN95 mask is commonly used in healthcare and other high-risk situations in BD.
Jupiter Respiratory Protection Mask: Jupiter mask is generally designed for respiratory protection. The body of the Jupiter Respiratory Protection Mask is made of thermoplastic and polypropylene and uses an elastic strap with 1 cartridge filter that fits snugly over the user's nose and mouth. This type of mask mainly protects the lungs from painting sprays, dust, gases, chemical organic vapors, and other pollutants.
Carbon Mask: Carbon mask is usually made of carbon filter system and safety glasses are used for the eyes. Moreover, the carbon mask is designed with a head belt system that provides the user with comfortable use. Carbon mask mainly protects the nose and eyes from various types of dangerous gases. The carbon mask provides protection against various chemical tests in the laboratory, and the transmission of viruses, and bacterial diseases.
Precautions before using face mask
When using a face mask, several precautions should be taken to ensure the effectiveness of the mask and to avoid potential risks:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before wearing a face mask
- Care should be taken to ensure that the face mask covers both the nose and mouth well and fits smoothly on the face
- Avoid touching any part of the face mask while using the face mask
- Disposable masks cannot be reused. Cloth masks should be washed after each use before the next use
- Do not touch your face while wearing a mask as germs can transfer from your hands to your face
- Do not use the face mask if it becomes damp or dirty after use
- If you have breathing problems, you should avoid wearing a face mask
What is the price of face mask in Bangladesh?
Face mask price in Bangladesh starts from TK 100 to TK 200 depending on the mask design, material, area of use etc. Besides, currently, high-quality face mask price in BD starts from TK 300 according to the protection level of the mask. However, face masks with carbon filters and respiratory protection price start at TK 3,000.