It also indicates how often the mask can be washed with four variants: ” tested 5 washes“(Tested for 5 washes),”tested 10 washes“(Tested for 10 washes),”tested 20 washes“(Tested for 20 washes) and”tested 30 washes“(Tested for 30 washes).
A mask washable five times can be used six times and a mask washable 10 times can be used 11 times, etc., said the Ministry of Economy.
The mention “guaranteed filtration” certifies that the mask has successfully passed a test carried out by the DGA. This means that the masks have filtration properties ranging from at least 70% to more than 90% filtration of emitted particles with a size equal to or greater than three microns, said the Ministry of Economy in a statement.
These masks, unlike surgical masks or FFP2 for example, only block particles of the wearer. So contamination can be avoided if everyone is wearing them.
It is emphasized that barrier gestures must always be strictly observed when wearing a mask.
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