Which Mask is Better to Protect Covid-19 Virus
 

Which Mask is Better to Protect Covid-19 Virus  

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angrythor
(@angrythor)
New Member

Hello, Everyone There are many types of face masks in the market I just want to know through my post which masks is better  In the market that we can protect ourselves from the effects of this virus. Someone tell me that what precautions should I take So that I can avoid the effects of this virus.

Posted : 20/11/2020 7:20 am
bobstro
(@bobstro)
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N-95 if you're directly exposed (e.g. healthcare workers). A properly fitted N-95 is not easy to breathe through for prolonged periods. 

Otherwise, a multi-layer cloth mask that fits properly otherwise.

The 3D printed masks rarely get a proper fit, and are heavy and unwieldy for hours of wear. You're better off with cloth now that they're readily available again.

A 3D printed face shield is beneficial in addition to mask. Eye protection is increasingly recommended.

Check your local health advisory for much more detailed info. Don't depend on random strangers on the Internet for critical information. 

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Posted : 20/11/2020 8:18 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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Posted by: @bobstro

N-95 if you're directly exposed (e.g. healthcare workers). A properly fitted N-95 is not easy to breathe through for prolonged periods. 

Otherwise, a multi-layer cloth mask that fits properly otherwise.

The 3D printed masks rarely get a proper fit, and are heavy and unwieldy for hours of wear. You're better off with cloth now that they're readily available again.

A 3D printed face shield is beneficial in addition to mask. Eye protection is increasingly recommended.

Check your local health advisory for much more detailed info. Don't depend on random strangers on the Internet for critical information. 

I am an expert in this area and in charge of a large multistate (US) COVID taskforce.  Bobstro is dead on.  If you are going to print PPE, a mask is probably not the item you want to print.  Cloth masks with multiple layers are good enough for the general public.  If you want to up that, wear a face shield.  The face shields are something you can print.   

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Posted : 20/11/2020 12:10 pm
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karl-herbert
(@karl-herbert)
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This is similar to what I do. I have optimized and customized the Prusa face shield a bit and wear it in addition to a FFP2 mask (besides all other safety features).

 
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Posted : 20/11/2020 1:03 pm
Margaux
(@margaux)
New Member

It is quite expensive if we always buy a disposable mask. Disposable masks are required for use by those working in hospitals and health centers. We citizens, it is better for us to just use a washable cloth mask and use a face shield when we go out in public places.

Posted : 24/11/2020 10:11 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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@margaux

A cloth mask is fine for the everyday public and quite good if combined with a face shield.  

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Chuck H
http://3dprinterreviewblog.com...
Posted : 24/11/2020 1:35 pm
pcweber
(@pcweber)
Estimable Member

Hi,

I've been using a hybrid multilayer cloth mask, produced in Portugal and washable up to 100 or 50 times, depends on the certification authority. I keep an unused one on hand just in case the one I am using fails. The test is to attempt to blow out a candle while wearing the mask, as far as being infeccious. The opposite, I'm not certain. 

Stay safe and healthy, Phil...
Posted : 24/11/2020 10:34 pm
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