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Can I reuse my FFP2 mask?

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Can I reuse my FFP2 mask?

FFP2 masks refer to masks that meet the European (CEEN149:2001) standard. The European standards for protective masks are divided into three levels: FFP1, FFP2, and FFP3. The difference from the American standard is that its detection flow rate is 95L/min and DOP oil is used to generate dust. How many times can ffp2 mask use? Can I reuse my ffp2 mask?

This passage is going to talk about the followings of reuse ffp2 mask:

What is ffp2 mask?

What to do after taking off the FFP2 mask?

Ordinary people can wear ordinary medical masks


What is FFP2 mask?

Common FFP2 masks are disposable. FFP2 mask is one of the European mask standard EN149:2001. Its function is to absorb harmful aerosols, including dust, smoke, mist, poisonous gas and poisonous vapor, etc. through the filter material, blocking it from being inhaled by people. The minimum filtering effect of FFP2>94%.

We generally see disposable FFP2 masks, which are disposable. There are also half-face masks and full-face masks, both of which can be used multiple times by replacing the filter element.

 FFP2 mask

What to do after taking off the FFP2 mask?

The outer layer of FFP2 masks tends to accumulate a lot of dust, bacteria and other dirt in the outside air, while the inner layer blocks the exhaled bacteria and saliva. Therefore, the two sides cannot be used alternately, otherwise the dirt on the outer layer will be directly exposed. It becomes a source of infection by inhaling the body when close to the face. When you are not wearing the mask, you should fold it into a clean envelope, fold the side close to your nose and mouth, and don't just stuff it in your pocket or hang it around your neck.

FFP2 masks are similar to N95 and KN95 masks and cannot be cleaned. Because it gets wet, the mask will release static electricity and cannot absorb dust with a diameter of less than 5um.

High-temperature steam disinfection is similar to cleaning. Water vapor will also cause static discharge, which will cause the mask to fail.

If you have a UV lamp at home, you can consider using it to sterilize the surface of the mask to prevent accidental contact with the surface of the mask and cause pollution. High temperature can also be sterilized, but masks are usually made of still material. High temperature may also cause masks to burn, causing safety hazards. It is not recommended to use ovens and other facilities for high-temperature disinfection.


Ordinary people can wear ordinary medical masks

But here I want to appeal to everyone, try to leave these medical protection level masks to the frontline medical staff, they are the people who need these masks most.

Don't just pursue high-level masks. Ordinary medical masks are enough for most healthy people who are not in the epidemic area.

Viruses are still raging. Anti-particulate respirators or dust masks are indispensable to meet daily protection needs. Both medical surgical masks and FFP2 masks can isolate viruses in daily life. But any mask is not a panacea. There is no need to go out and gather, wash hands frequently and ventilate the best protection for yourself and your family.


We hope this article has helped you understand more about what is FFP2 mask and can FFP2 mask be reused. If you need FFP2 masks, do not hesitate to contact us. Our products will be your best choice.






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