Facemasks are disposable loose-fitting barriers intended to limit wearer’s face exposure to environmental contaminants, and exposure of environment to wearer. The looser fit is not intended for protection against smaller airborne contaminants such as those spread through coughs and sneezes. With varying thicknesses, facemasks range from simple physical barrier, to FDA Class ll medical devices that prevent exposure to blood or other bodily fluids.
Although our products are not labeled for medical use, Safetycoast face masks are independently tested for quality on a regular basis. We conduct our tests with two leading and accredited laboratories.
With such similar sounding names, it can be confusing to understand the difference between N95 and KN95 masks. What are KN95 masks, and are they the same as N95 masks? This handy chart explains the differences between N95 and KN95 masks (and all characteristics that are the same).
In short, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks. These are the requirements that the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health requires manufacturers to meet in order to label their masks as N95s. Despite the long list of differences, the two masks are equivalent or nearly equivalent on the features that most people care about.
We retain a portion of some of our production for donations. We focus primarily on emergency services including police, EMTs, homeless shelters, and certain government agencies as a priority. If you want to inquire feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll let you know if you qualify and what we have available.