The current H1N1 strain (Swine Flu) virus, that is spreading by human to human contact. This virus, unlike the normal flu, has a 72 hour gestation period meaning it is more powerful and could be deadly.
The virus spreads to humans through the mouth, nose, and skin. To prevent getting the virus cover your nose and mouth with a N95 respirator as it will keep up to 95% of airborne bacteria from entering through your mouth and nose.
These masks are also great for working around the house doing yard work, cleaning, painting, sanding, or other projects to prevent you from inhaling debris or chemicals.
3M Brand masks are the best available. Model 8511 has a exhalation valve that eliminates heat and humidity build up caused by breathing and purifies air intake so you are not inhaling your own carbon dioxide. Fully adjustable elasticized straps, comfortable cotton, and adjustable metal nose piece. These masks will fit most teens and adults. Box of 10 masks; non-returnable.
N95-level respirator is at least 95% efficient when tested against sodium chloride (salt). Used for solid and non-oil based particles. Applications include grinding, sanding, bagging and general processing of various minerals and other substances that do not contain oil. Is uniquely designed to help provide protection against certain non-oil based particles. It is ideally suited for work settings that involve heat, humidity, or long periods of wear. Workplace applications include grinding, sanding, sweeping, bagging and other dusty/hot operations. It features the 3M Cool Flow Exhalation Valve, braided headbands, soft inner materials, and adjustable M-nose clip to help provide a custom fit and secure seal.