Face Mask Levels
Our inventory of products are rated on the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The three levels consist of:
ASTM Level 1 – Low fluid resistance
ASTM Level 2 – Moderate fluid resistance
ASTM Level 3 – High fluid resistance
When choosing your specific face mask, make sure you choose the appropriate level in which procedures you will be preforming. Our masks include ear loop masks, procedure masks, respirators, surgical masks and face shield masks.
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Lions Dental- Medical Face Masks
Lions Dental is your number one source for medical face masks and surgical face masks. It is our goal to provide you and your staff with the highest quality of personal protection products and service solutions. Our infection prevention and solutions page is a great resource center to learn more about the safety and health precautions your practice should be taking.
We carry a large variety of face mask products. These should be worn both by healthcare workers and patients when necessary. When wearing our products properly, they will guard against large splashes, droplets or sprays from entering the nasal and oral regions.
Licensed Medical Professionals turn to Lions Dental/Medical Supply as their source for medical face masks and surgical face masks.
Lions Medical is a leading distributor to health care providers
Wearing a surgical Face mask may help prevent influenza, according to some studies, as the virus spreads through droplets in the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. A mask could protect you from inhaling these droplets if it were worn consistently and fully covered the mouth and nose. the CDC recommends covering your mouth with a Disposable Face mask or face cover.
The coronavirus, while not the flu, does cause flu-like symptoms in those who have contracted it. Health officials believe the virus was initially transmitted from animals to humans, but that human-to-human transmission of the illness is now occurring.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only recommends Disposable Surgical face masks or Face covers for everyone now
Dr. Frank Esper, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, said some really sick people should wear a Face mask.
"If they are coughing, if they are feeling like they have symptoms, we do ask them to put on Disposable face mask when they are coming to our waiting room or ER or into a public space," he said. "It helps prevent the spread of infection."
Health officials are concerned the rapid spread of the virus could mimic the outbreak of the SARS virus in the early 2000's, during which many people also wore Disposable Face masks for protection.
Following the SARS outbreak, which also originated in China, researchers in Australia tested data that suggested transmission of the viral respiratory infection was significantly reduced with the use of Disposable face masks as well as other infection control measures.
The study, published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases in 2008, found that Disposable Face masks were 80% effective in protecting against clinical influenza-like illness when worn consistently. There wasn't much difference between the two types of Face masks tested — P2 face masks and Disposable surgical Face masks — according to the study. So taking steps to clean everything you touch with Disinfectant and wearing Disposable Surgical Face masks will help prevent the spread of any virus.
Right now in the USA and in China . there is a run on Disposable Triple Layer Face masks. People and Hospitals are buying up all the face masks they can get. China who makes the Disposable face masks are already running out of face masks. they are trying to source stock from around the world to send back to China and meet demand.
Our Disposable Medical Face Masks are 3 Layer construction: made of non-woven fiber fabric with 3 layer, soft and breathable, provides a effective protect; They are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and suitable for sensitive skin with zero chemical smell for your comfort and enjoyment.
High weaving professional surgical Medical mask is suitable for hospital care, allergy mask, sanitary masks, pollen mask, hospital masks, procedure mask, dental clinic, home cleaning, sanitary masks, surgical, flu, dentists etc.
Filtering facepiece respirators (FFR), which are sometimes called disposable respirators, are subject to various regulatory
standards around the world. These standards specify certain required physical properties and performance characteristics in
order for respirators to claim compliance with the particular standard. During pandemic or emergency situations, health
authorities often reference these standards when making respirator recommendations, stating, for example, that certain
populations should use an “N95 masks, FFP2 masks, or equivalent” face masks respirator.
• N95 masks (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
• FFP2 Masks (Europe EN 149-2001)
• KN95 Masks (China GB2626-2006)
• P2 Masks (Australia/New Zealand AS/NZA 1716:2012)
• Korea 1st class (Korea KMOEL - 2017-64)
• DS (Japan JMHLW-Notification 214, 2018)
As shown in the following summary table, Face Mask respirators certified as meeting these standards can be expected to function very
similarly to one another, based on the performance requirements stated in the standards and confirmed during conformity
One notable comparison point is the flow rates specified by these standards for the inhalation and exhalation resistance
tests. Inhalation resistance testing flow rates range from 40 to 160L/min. Exhalation resistance testing flow rates range from
30 to 95 L/min. Some countries require testing to be performed at multiple flow rates, others at only the high or low end of
those ranges. Although this appears to suggest that the standards’ requirements for breathing resistance (also called “pressure
drop”) differ from each other, it’s important to understand that pressure drop across any filter will naturally be higher at
higher flow rates and lower at lower flow rates. Given typical pressure curves for respirator filters, the standards’ various
pressure drop requirements are actually quite similar.
Filter performance – the filter is evaluated to measure the reduction in concentrations of specific aerosols in air that passes
through the filter.
Test agent - the aerosol that is generated during the filter performance test.
Total inward leakage (TIL) – the amount of a specific aerosol that enters the tested respirator facepiece via both filter
penetration and faceseal leakage, while a wearer performs a series of exercises in a test chamber.
Inward leakage (IL)– the amount of a specific aerosol that enters the tested respirator facepiece, while a wearer performs a
normal breathing for 3 minutes in a test chamber. The test aerosol size (count median diameter) is about 0.5 micro meter.
Pressure drop – the resistance air is subjected to as it moves through a medium, such as a Face Mask respirator filter.