New Delhi is currently experiencing the worst condition of air pollution in its history, and the situation has no end in sight. Until the general problem can truly be dealt with, people need to think about their health. The reduction of our carbon footprint has to happen soon, and each small step matters. The government has to put strict rules into place and follow them without question.
In the meantime, people in India have to look after their health. Most ignore the pollution, but the use of air pollution masks should be considered. It is important however not to use cheap pollution masks, as they do not protect much and their life is very short.
In this article, we will go over several of the better air pollution masks. Keep in mind that the size depends on your weight. Also, they come with N100, N99, N95 ratings, so try to get the N99 rating or N95 at least.
1. Prana Air Mask
This mask has an N95 filter, but it also has a fan inside that gives you the proper airflow to breathe effortlessly. The mask also has a 6 Layer of air purification, including 2 layers of activated carbon that prevent harmful gasses, one layer of pre-white filter that stops all of the particles larger than 0.10 microns, and 2 layers of HEPA that stop all PM2.5 and PM1 particles bigger than 0.3 microns.
The purification efficiency of this mask is 99.95%, and it has a rechargeable battery that will keep the fan going for over 5 hours.
2. Atlanta Healthcare Cambridge N99 Air Pollution Face Mask
Atlanta Healthcare has air pollution masks of high quality. There are 3 different models available, with no valve, with 1 valve, and with 2 valves. Feel free to get whichever, but keep in mind that the one with 2 valves is good for running and work. It is equipped with an adjustable nose clip for a more comfortable fit. In addition, 15 stylish designs are available.
This mask filters more than 99% of particulate pollution, including PM10, PM2.5, and PM0.3. It also has a silver layer that protects against the buildup of germs after long usage. The life of the mask is between 250 and 300 breathing hours, which is months of actual wearing.
This is another great mask, which has an airtight fit. It is made from soft silicone. And fits properly without a gap between it and your face. There is triple-layer protection here that filters particles well.
Developers claim it blocks 95% of particles and it also provides proper airflow. This mask is good for sporty people and is therefore great for activities. Both kids and adult sizes are available.
4. Vogmask Masks N99
This mask has an N99 filter layer, a carbon filter, and an exhale valve. It is able to filter 99% of airborne particles over 0.3 microns, and it is available in different designs with either 1 or 2 valves. Make sure to check twice when it comes to sizes.
5. CRUSADERS Mask N99
CRUSADERS also has different mask options, but skip the cheapest one as it is a disposable mask. The washable model is the real deal, as it has an N99 filter, 4 layers of carbon filters, and 0.5 replacement filters. It offers great protection from air pollution and has a valve design.
6. Repeller N99
As the name suggests, Repeller N99 has an N99 carbon filter that deals with PM2.5 particles. In addition, it is fitted with adjustable straps and is washable.
The manufacturer promises full protection from pollution by covering your nose, and if you use it for around 12 hours a day, it will last you 2 months in total.
7. Honeywell PM 2.5 Anti-Pollution Face Mask
Honeywell mask will protect you against PM2.5 particles. The cheaper one will give you basic protection, while several other models of different design and vale options are much better.
All of them block PM2.5 dust, haze, bacteria, and flu viruses, and have a 95% filtration rate.
8. Dettol Siti Shield Protect+ N95 Anti-Pollution Mask
This mask has an N95 filter, and therefore it is cheaper. It is a good pollution mask that can also remove heat, moisture and carbon dioxide, alongside PM2.5 particles. There are 3 layers of filtration, and it removes 99% of bacteria from what you breathe in.
9. Respokare Anti-Pollution Mask
The last one on our list comes in two sizes, regular for adults, and small for children. It is advertised as a mask that blocks 98.5% of PM2.5 particulates. It has an active respo layer as well, which neutralizes ≥ 90% of nitrogen dioxide, as well as other toxic gases.
It is not washable, however, and it lasts between 40 and 60 days depending on your usage rate. There is an indicator that changes colors when the mask is useless.
- N99 REUSABLE FACE MASK – OxiClear Face Mask are widely used in urban environments due to the high levels of air pollution. Built with superior particle filtration technology, OxiClear Face Mask provide dominant protection from PM 2.5 particles, Pollen, Bacteria, Smoke & Dust. Protect your lungs from ailments caused by particles that penetrate and cause devastating consequences.
- 4 ACTIVATED CARBON FILTERS INCLUDED - OxiClear activated carbon filters, are also infused with other compounds like magnesium dioxide and copper oxide to remove even more hazardous pollutants from the air, such as carbon monoxide and ethylene oxide. OxiClear filters are also more adept at preventing a build-up of bacteria that can occur naturally over time.
- SAFE RELEASE AIR VALVE - The air valve is covered by a 5-layer replaceable filter and is efficient for facilitating the exit of moisture and CO2 from the interior of the mask and provides comfort while wearing the mask. What you breathe out is also filtered and safe for others.
- ADJUSTABLE NOSE-PIN & EAR-LOOPS – As god has made us all in unique shapes and sizes, non-adjustable face masks do not do us justice, that’s why OxiClear always provides and maintains the adjustable ear-loops and nose-pins because you deserve to get the best fit and optimum protection.
- WASHABLE & REUSABLE – The face mask is washable and activated carbon filters are replaceable, each filter has a lifespan of 14 days. A washable mask is a cost-effective way to protect yourself and be environment friendly.😊
- Ffp2 mask which is equivalent to n95 pollution mask, filters pm2.5, pm10, dust and allergen
- Flat fold mask which makes it easy to carry ; Safety Information: Read the label carefully before use ; Keep away from the children ; Misuse of this respirator may result in occupational illness ; Store in a clean and dry place
- 3m Cool flow exhalation valve to prevent heat and carbon dioxide build up
- Extremely relaxable and best in its class mask
- European standard en 149: 2001 ffp2 approved mask hence filters air upto 95%
- ✅ 5 Layers N 95 Face Mask
- ✅ This Face Mask Personal Protection Against | Dusts | Allergens | Fog Haze | Splattering Liquids | Anti-Odor
- ✅ Made of reusable activated carbon made of cotton ensures that your skin stays fresh
- ✅ Anti-dust protection mouth mask for sports, running, hiking, climbing and for many other purposes.
- Lioncrown Outdoor anti pollution masks are certified masks which blends safety with fashion.
- Dual Air Breathing Valves for smooth breathing and reducing heat build up; Ergonomically Fit: Designed by our technical team to have perfect fitting as per male and women face, Adjustable nose clip for comfort fit
- Contour convex shape for snug fit and leakage control; Contour convex shape for snug fit and leakage control.
- Adjustable nose clip for enhanced protection; Soft and adjustable skin friendly elastic ear loops for extra comfort; Minimal eyewear fogging.
- Usage: Outdoor Walk, Travel & Commute, Biking, Cycling, Traffic, Security & Delivery Personnel, School
- Care Instructions: Washable
- Washable Mask to protect from pollution including PM 2.5, automobile gases and dust. When the mask gets dirty due to pollution, wash the cotton mask and replace the filter. The pack contains 2 activated carbon filters for your convenience
- 2 PM2.5 replaceable filters inside the pack for filtration. Each filter has life of upto 100 hours, and that's why two filters are being provided for your convenience. Additionally Filters can be purchased separately
- 5 Layer PM2.5 Filter with Activated Carbon layer
- Cotton material ensures complete comfort even in hot conditions