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Pack of 50 surgical face masks can help prevent infection from bacteria and viruses and are used by many healthcare practitioners. Our packs of medical grade 3-Ply Surgical Type IIR Face Masks are: Soft and Breathable Skin Friendly Protection Rated BFE 98% Unfortunately we cannot accept refunds or returns on this item.
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You can buy face masks to cover the mouth and nose to prevent the access point for a lot of bodily fluids, germs and viruses. You will often see them used in busy and populated areas where the spread of disease is much more likely, as well to prevent the inhalation of dangerous pollution and chemicals.
Face masks may also be worn by those who are sick themselves to reduce the risk of spreading the disease by coughing, sneezing and breathing. If you buy face masks online from e-Surgery they can protect you from bacteria and viruses that survive within droplets of bodily fluids from an infected individual caused by sneezing and coughing. These are common symptoms of the flu so if you buy masks they are effective at helping stop the spread of the flu as well as the common cold.
There is some debate as to the effectiveness of surgical face masks against the spread of disease, but recent evidence suggests wearing a face mask can reduce your chances of getting the flu by up to 70% if worn properly and paired with good hygiene and handwashing. There is more information about if wearing a mask can protect you from flu and other viruses here.
3-ply refers to the amount of layers the mask has, more layers means a higher filtration capacity. 3 ply surgical medical grade face masks will provide better protection than 2 or 1 ply.
If you buy face masks online from e-Surgery you will receive a 3-ply surgical face mask that conforms to BFE (Bacterial Filtration Efficiency) 98% and Type IIR Medical Grade specification.
A surgical face mask (unlike a respirator face mask) is reasonably loose fitting and disposable. Surgical face masks are made with non-woven fabric, which has better bacteria filtration and air permeability while remaining less slippery than woven cloth. This protects you from breathing or swallowing any fluid droplets from coughs and sneezes that could contain a flu virus.
When you buy face masks online, or from your local store, it will have two elasticated straps on either side that are used to loop over the ears and hold the mask in place. It should cover both your mouth and nose but not feel overly tight. There is a flexible line of metal that runs over the bridge of the nose that can be adjusted with a pinch for a better fit.
Here are some tips on the best way to use a face mask:
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