n95 Face Mask

While we are choking from the yearly affair of Haze its important that you understand that using a surgical mask has absolutely no effect to safe yourself from the Haze. Surgical mask are meant to prevent stuff from coming out of your mouth. It does nothing in stopping the haze particles from entering your mouth.

The haze particles mostly consisted of fine particles, which were 2.5 micrometres or smaller. N95 masks,  are designed to eliminate 95% of particles as small as 0.1 micrometres which exactly what you should be using. Most pharmacies have started replenishing stocks and the average price that i have seen is about RM5-6 per piece.

However it’s also stated that the N95 mask is not suitable for children and pregnant women also if you suffer from breathing issues or reduced lung capacity to stop using N95 masks if they feel uncomfortable and to consult a doctor .

Here is a video showing the difference between respirators and surgical masks