posted on Jan, 25 2020 @ 09:03 AM
With everything that is going on in Wuhan, China I have decided to prep for a global outbreak, just in case, and have seen posts in other threads with
people mentioning they are buying N95 masks. I would rather purchase now before stocks are exhausted or prices hiked up to riduculous amounts.
Looking on Amazon, there are many choices, but I am not certain what all the numbers mean, and if one type is more effective than others. I have also
noticed a lot are actually shipped from China, which maybe I'm being over cautious, but I want to avoid.
So my question is, is there a particular mask type just for viruses, or can traditional work/dust masks with filters work. I also have an 11 year old
child to think of. Some claim to be washable.
Is Amazon the best place to shop for them?
Some are just basic masks:
Some have a filter on them:
And some are a full on gas mask type thing:
Full on mask
I personally like the full on mask type which seem more sturdy to me, but again, I need to understand what the numbers signify.
Any advice from people who have used them, or work in an environment that uses masks and could point me in the right direction would be greatly
recieved. Thank you.