Look, like a fart in a crowded lift, the pandemic lingers. And while the vaccination is still being rolled out in stages, there's also the return of the haze to contend with… so I guess we'll be masking for a little longer. But you shouldn't have to opt for the tired sky-blue hue for your mask, no siree.
The company KAZE wants to take your KN95 masks and inject some personality into them. Ah, yes KN95 masks. Are they any different from an N95 mask?
Scientists agree that the N95 face covering is the most effective against airborne particles. Made of multiple layers of synthetic material, the mask filters out and traps at least 95 percent of tiny 0.3 micron particles in the air. While the Coronavirus is an enveloped virus that's about 0.1 microns in diameter, they are attached to something larger like droplets.
The KN95 and N95 have the same protective features but they are different due to certification: the former is the China standard and the latter is the US standard.
N95 is the U.S. standard, and the KN95 is the China standard.” Because of this, only N95 masks are approved for health-care use in the United States, even though KN95 masks have many of the same protective properties. And before you bite your thumb at the KN95, most of the N95 masks are still made in China.
With five layers of filters, a KAZE Origins mask undergoes a barrage of tests and for that elevated look, a splash of colour… well, more accurately, the whole damn rainbow. Rest easy as when you're out and about in style, you are also safe in the knowledge that you're protected.
KAZE Origins masks retail from SGD35 and are available for sale through its regional online stores, as well as select retailers.