What is the difference between KN95 and N95 masks?

1. What is the difference between KN95 and N95 masks?

N95 is the certification level of American respirators, certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The n95 mask meaning: this type of mask can filter out more than 95% of non-oily particles (aerosol) under the specified air flow (85L/min), so it is named N95. In addition, corresponding to N95, the meaning of kn95 respirator refers to the respirator certified by the Chinese GB2626-2006 Respiratory Protection Equipment Self-priming Filter Type Anti-Particulate Respirator Standard.


kn95 vs n95 mask: The protection levels of n95 and kn95 masks are equivalent, but they follow the testing standards of different countries. The KN95 mask follows the Chinese standard, and the N95 mask follows the American standard. Both of them have a protection efficiency of not less than 95% for non-oily particles (sodium chloride particles for experimental use).


2. Can KN95 masks and N95 masks be used for first-line protection?

Both KN95 masks and N95 masks include medical and non-medical types. Among them, the KN95/N95 masks with the "medical" mark can be used for the first-line protection of medical staff during the anti-epidemic period. Masks without the "medical" mark are not recommended for medical staff and ordinary people can use it.


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