Is Kash Global® KN95 Face Mask Reusable?
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a KN95 mask can be used up to five with the recommended inspection procedures applied. However, a key factor for safe reusability is that the respirator must be kept fit and functional. Moreover, the time of constant use of the respirator in none-dusty environments is generally dependant on hygienic and practical considerations such as contamination or bathroom usage rather than a pre-determined number of hours. Ultimately, the mask’s protection is unlikely to degrade due to extended use alone. Nonetheless, it’s recommended to discard the KN95 respirator in the following events:
- After use in aerosol environments;
- In case it’s contaminated;
- After close contact with infected people;
- When the respirator is obviously damaged or hard to breathe through