This article was written in collaboration with Lisa Bonner and Sarah Smit from Nelson Laboratories. Lisa Bonner is the Laboratory Operations Manager for Protective Barriers,… Read More »ASTM F3502-21: An In-Depth Look at the Barrier Face Covering Standard
This section of BreatheSafeAir contains a range of research and articles discussing masks, respirators, and filtration. If you have any questions about masks or respirators, the mask research in this section may have the answers!
Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE), Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) and Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) – Everything You Need to Know
At this point in time, I’ve published around 50 mask reviews on Breathesafeair. While each of these reviews is unique and covers a different product,… Read More »Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE), Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) and Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) – Everything You Need to Know
Counterfeit, fake and subpar masks and respirators have become a massive problem throughout the past two years of the pandemic. As a result, there are… Read More »How to Identify Real Masks & Respirators
Understanding mask ratings can seem overwhelming at first, especially if you come from an industry or field where the knowledge isn’t commonplace. Understanding the difference… Read More »Mask Ratings – N95 vs FFP2 vs KF94 vs KN95
Recently I got the chance to review two masks using rather unique filters. These masks, Bloo Mask and MetaMask both stood out to me as… Read More »Revolution Fibres Interview – All About Nanofibre
With the incredible number of new masks reaching the market there are many brands looking to get competitive advantages. This means that there are always… Read More »Activated Carbon Filters in Masks – What Do They Do?
There is a common misconception that masks with valves are better than those without them. Whether it’s because they look ‘cooler’ or because we have… Read More »Why Do Masks Have a Valve and When Is a Valve Bad?
If you have researched respirators and their filtration capabilities before, then you may have the same question that I had – why are respirators usually… Read More »Respirator Filtration Mechanisms & MPPS