FAQs PPE – Respirators

FAQs PPE List – Respirators

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 Europe (EN 149)USA (NIOSH CFR PART 84)China (GB 2626)China (GB 19083)
Filtration (NaCl)≥ 94% (FFP2)≥ 95% (N95)≥ 95% (KN95)≥ 95% (Grade 1)
Breathing resistance (inhalation)≤ 70 Pa (@ 30 L/min) ≤ 240 Pa (@ 95 L/min) ≤ 500 Pa (clogging)≤ 343 Pa () (@ 85L/min)≤ 350 Pa (@ 85L/min)≤ 343 Pa (@ 85L/min)
Breathing resistance (exhalation)≤ 300 Pa (@160 L/min)≤ 245 Pa (@ 85L/min)≤ 250 Pa (@85 L/min) 
FitTested with 10 human participantsFit testing upon arrival10 participantsFit factor of 100, with 8 subjects
Total inward leakage≤ 8% leakage (arithmetic mean)n/a≤ 8% leakage (arithmetic mean) 
CO2 of inhalation air≤ 1%n/a≤ 1% 
Synthetic Blood penetrationIf Type IIR 120 mm Hg (≥29/32 passing masksIf surgical N95, 120 mm Hg (≥29/32 passing masks)noneIf surgical N95, 120 mm Hg (5 masks)
Other criteriaRequires passing paraffin oil filtration at 95%