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FFP3 Face Mask

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  • FFP3 grade
  • Assigned protection factor of 20
  • Offers more protection than FFP1 and FFP2
  • Sourced in England
  • Protects the respiratory system

These hygiene face masks are valved filtering masks that are recommended when protection of the respiratory system is needed.

They are FFP3 grade and offer more protection than FFP1 or FFP2 masks. They meet the guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and are recommended for use by the WHO during outbreaks of SARS, Avian Flu and Coronavirus.

Colours and exact styles may vary. Returns or refunds will only be accepted on sealed/unopened products, due to health and safety reasons.

For instructions on how to use your face mask, please click here. For details on the difference between NR D and RD masks, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

For business/wholesale enquiries of over 5000 masks, please email us at wholesale@ukmeds.co.uk

We have stock of other face masks, click here to view our whole range

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    These hygiene face masks are valved filtering masks that are recommended when protection of the respiratory system is needed.

    They are FFP3 grade and have an assigned protection factor of 20.

    These filtration masks are sourced in England.

    They are a half mask respirator that covers the nose and mouth when fitted properly. They have 2 elastic headbands to keep the mask in place and are white in colour. 

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    FFP3 masks filter 99% of particles from the air, including the small respiratory droplets where Coronavirus can be found. These droplets are released when a person coughs, sneezes or even simply breathes. This mask is well suited to filter contaminated respiration droplets from the air you breathe.

    FFP3 Face Masks are easy to use and can be worn by anyone. To fit, simply hold the mask and place it over your nose and mouth. Bring both elasticated headbands over your head and adjust the position until it’s comfortable. 

    The bottom elasticated headband should sit at the nape of your neck and the top elasticated headband should sit just above the crest of your head (the widest part).

    Once the face mask is in place, you can adjust the fitting so that it fits closely but without being too tight.

    The Hygiene Face Masks are recommended for use in any situation where protection of the respiratory system is required.

    The World Health Organisation advises that an EU standard FFP2 or FFP3 should be worn by healthcare workers when performing any aerosol-generating procedures.

    The Hygiene Face Masks are FFP3 grade and have a higher level of protection than FFP1 or FFP2. Because FFP3 Face Masks offer superior protection through better materials, they are more expensive than FFP2 Face Masks. If cost is a factor or you would like to investigate more about FFP2 masks, please follow the previous link to our FFP2 mask page.

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    Why Wear a N99 Face Mask?

    With the many types of masks available, it can be confusing which type you should get. Here at UK Meds we have many types, including FFP3. The top-end are FFP3/N95 masks, and they are currently an affordable £7.50. Is this the best type of mask? It depends on your intended use. The WHO isn't recommending any particular mask, they would even consider cloth masks acceptable. However, in situations where you need the best filtration, FFP3 is an excellent choice.

    The FFP3 masks protect against liquid and solid aerosols and can be used as an Asbestos mask. They are often used by healthcare workers when handling hazardous materials (such as pharmaceutical chemicals).

    Current NHS guidelines stipulate FFP3 face masks for virus and bacterial infection control when the contagion is spread through coughing and sneezing (such as with the coronavirus).

    Their filtration system is built into a valve which sits on the section that covers your nose and mouth.

    FFP3 masks protect against materials in concentrations up to 50x OEL or 20x APF.

    Are the FFP3 Respirators re-usable?

    These masks are not marketed as re-usable masks because respirator dust masks are usually intended for use in a construction environment.

    However, the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) directive indicates that a respirator can be reused as long as it "maintains its structural and functional integrity and the filter material is not physically damaged or soiled".

    What's the difference between each mask?

    You can learn more about the varying styles and protections levels of the masks in our blog post: What's the difference between FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3 face masks?

    What’s the difference between an RD and NR D mask?

    Respirators are not only graded as either FFP1, FFP2 or FFP3, but these markings will normally be followed by RD or NR D. These letters indicate whether or not the respirator is designed to be reusable.

    ‘R’ means that the respirator is reusable, while ‘NR’ indicates that it’s non-reusable. The ‘D’ on both examples indicates that they meet the additional requirement of the dolomite clogging test (standard EN149).  

    This test checks whether the mask maintains a good level of breathing resistance after being exposed to high levels of dolomite dust. So it ensures that a mask can be worn over a long period, even at high levels of dust concentration.

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