Kollecte USA helps you find the right face mask for protection against COVID-19
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – There’s been a lot of talk recently about what type of face mask offers the best protection from COVID-19. Ever since it was suggested the two masks are better than one and President Joe Biden issued his “100 Days Masking Challenge,” people have been searching for an effective, face mask they can feel good about wearing. A debate has been reignited about what type of face mask is best.
Some Americans are concerned about disposable face masks and cloth face masks as these masks must be used properly. Disposable masks are for a one-time use only and cloth masks must be washed frequently. In addition, masks must be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth with no gaps on the side.
N95 and KF94 face masks are widely considered to offer superior protection and today these high quality masks are no longer reserved for medical personnel. As demand for these has ramped up, so has production. Unfortunately, so has the number of fakes on the market.
To ensure that families are receiving authentic N95 and KF94 face masks, Kollecte USA, a supplier of face masks, personal protection equipment (PPE) and other helpful household items, offers these tips:
- Be alert and purchase only N95 or KF94 masks. Some face masks have similar names, such as KN95. However, KN95 masks are from China, so they follow that country’s certification standards. N95 masks are certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the United States
- Consider similar KF94 masks instead. KF94 masks are often referred to as the Korean version of the N95. The KF stands for “Korean Filter” and the number 94 refers to the mask’s filtration effectiveness. The 94 means it is 94 percent effective in filtering out potentially harmful particles. These are widely considered a good alternative to N95 masks.
- Look for the NIOSH labeling on KN95 masks
- Look for KF94 face masks imported from Korea. These masks are made with the same high quality materials and workmanship as N95 masks and are subjected to a rigorous quality control process.
KF94 masks are the perfect solution as are N95 masks approved by the NIOSH, which Kollecte USA also carries.