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COVID-19, Coronavirus

Is the Totobobo mask or filters effective against the coronavirus?

To minimize the risk of viral transmission, we recommend using our F96 or F94 filters. These filters have undergone testing and demonstrated their filtration efficiency. You can find the latest test reports by Nelson Labs on our website at [link]. Additionally, for sports use, we suggest our new PRO filter, which offers N99-grade performance while allowing for easier breathing.

How long do the filters last?

For air pollution purposes, we advise replacing the filters every two weeks or when the filter color turns from white to mid-grey, as shown in the reference picture on the packaging. For virus protection, we recommend replacing the filters after one week of normal use in low-risk areas such as shopping malls, offices, and public transport. In high-risk areas like crowded hospitals or clinics, it is essential to replace the filters immediately after use.

How should we handle and clean the filters and mask after use?

To maintain hygiene and effectiveness, wipe the mask with alcohol or antiseptic after use, ensuring not to touch the filters. Allow the mask to dry and disinfect in a well-ventilated area, ideally with exposure to sunlight.

When changing the filters, dispose of the used ones properly and wash the mask with soap and water. Before opening the new filters from the packaging, thoroughly clean your hands to prevent contamination.

Is the Totobobo mask the same as an N95 mask?

The Totobobo mask shares some similarities and differences compared to a typical NIOSH-approved N95 mask. A pilot study conducted by the Prince of Wales Hospital showed that the Totobobo mask achieved a better fit for a higher percentage of users compared to the N95 mask (70% vs. 40%), which is crucial for effective protection. However, in terms of filtration efficiency, when the mask is well-fitted, the N95 mask offers a higher level of performance with a score of 193 compared to the Totobobo mask's score of 133 (out of 200), where higher scores indicate better filtration. Both types of masks have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the choice ultimately depends on the specific needs and preferences of the user.

Totobobo mask and surgical mask

Surgical masks are primarily designed for single-use during medical procedures to protect both the patient and healthcare providers from potential contamination. However, individuals using surgical masks in less critical public settings, such as shopping malls or public transport, often reuse them without significant issues. It is important to note that surgical masks are loose-fitting, allowing air to escape along the sides and providing less protection compared to a well-fitted N95 or Totobobo mask.

The Totobobo mask, on the other hand, is designed for long-term use, offering a better fit and higher protection against airborne particles. It can be cleaned and reused. We recommend changing the Totobobo filter after using it in high-risk areas like crowded hospitals or clinics and wiping the mask body with alcohol after use, avoiding contact with the filters. Leaving the mask in an open, well-ventilated area, preferably in sunlight, aids in disinfection and drying. For normal daily use in low-risk areas, the Totobobo filter can be safely reused for up to one week. Properly dispose of used filters and wash your hands before installing new ones to prevent cross-contamination.

Overall, while surgical masks are suitable for specific situations, the Totobobo mask provides a more secure and cost-effective solution for long-term protection against airborne particles in various settings.