Face Masks Solution For Man With Beards - Powered air-purifying respirator
Men's beards could render face masks useless, shaving or not? Some people have beards for religious reasons, or they have had beards their whole lives, what's they choice? The CDC website NIOSH science Blog posted on November2,2017 has the guideline.
Facial hair interfere with respirators that rely on a tight facepiece seal to achieve maximum protection. Facial hair is a common reason that someone cannot be fit tested. Research tells us that the presence of facial hair under the sealing surface causes 20 to 1000 times more leakage compared to clean-shaven individuals.
Take a look at a CDC infographic, which shows 36 different facial hair styles and provides names for each of them, just in case you want to refer to your face in the third person. It also tells you which facial hair styles would and would not work well with a “filtering facepiece respirator” like the P2/N95 respirator. This is the kind of mask that may protect you against small airborne microbes like the COVID-19 causing coronavirus if the mask is worn properly.
However, the CDC “does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19,” according to their website. but required cover over your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
Besides being in limited supply, there are a number of reasons why wearing a P2/N95 respirator is not advisable unless you are a health care worker or taking care of someone who may be infected. It can make it more difficult for you to breathe. Plus, after a while, as the respirator becomes more and more moist from water droplets in the air and your saliva-laden breath, it loses its ability to properly filter out small particles and microbes.
If you do have to wear a respirator, fear the beard. Say bye-bye to your French Fork, Ducktail, Verdi, Garibaldi, or Bandholz. As a replacement, you can choose any style on the CDC info-graphic that has a green check mark and be OK.
For some people have beards for religious reasons, or they have had beards their whole lives. a loose-fitting respirator, such as a powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) is a option,On CDC website,Understanding respiratory protection options in Healthcare: The Overlooked Elastomeric, loose-fitting PAPRs may be used when fit testing fails or when facial hair is present.
Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) provide positive airflow respirator, means excess air or “positive air” being pushed into the mask and out through its vents. Because of this solution positive air pushes out exhaled air increasing the overall effectiveness of the mask by removing unwanted bacteria from the breathing zone. even you have breads, not affect the protection. With excess air being produced on-demand, users always have access to fresh, filtered air,and make people feel more refreshed and energetic.
But the PAPRs have higher initial costs and additional proprietary ancillary supplies (batteries, hoods) adding additional logistical challenges for product management.
The Affordable PAPRs is can be find on market such as Broad AirPro mask. this powered respirator, 3 speed fan with HEPA 13 filter and USB rechargeable battery,design for long term use, HEPA filter can be used for accumulative of 500 hrs.
If you think this mask is to small to cover you face, you can make your own cloth face mask and cut a hold to fit the hose since the seal is not the key point for this type of mask design.