The severely increased pollution in Delhi and NCR is hazardous for health and we all are struggling to fight for health and fresh air to breathe. First thing nowadays we see mask which can help a bit for PM 2.5
Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is an air pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when levels in air are high. PM2.5 are tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated.
- N95 air masks: N95 air masks should be your minimum criterion while buying a mask to protect yourself from Delhi air pollution. Masks with N95 rating can filter up to 95 percent of the harmful PM2.5 particulate matter, which tends to stay longer in the air and is thus more likely to be inhaled.
- N99 and N100 air masks : Air masks with N99 and N100 ratings has capacity of filtering out PM2.5 airborne particulate matter with up to 99 percent, and 99.97 percent efficiency. However, like the N95 air masks, these are also not resistant to oil and oil-based pollutants.
- P95 and R95 air masks : The difference between P- and N-rated masks is that the “R” can also filter out oil-based pollutants to an extent, which cannot be removed by the latter. However, this makes P-rated air masks a lot more expensive than their N-rated counterparts. They still have to be replaced frequently.
Vogmask, 3M, and other good brands
Prices and types of Mask available in India
|Air pollution mask||Mask price in India||Size|
|3M 8210 N95 Mask and Respirator|| Around Rs. 150 per piece. |
Rs. 1,299 (for a pack of 20 masks)
|Honeywell PM2.5 Anti-Pollution Mask||Around Rs. 130 per piece. |
Rs. 1,199 (for a pack of 5 masks)
|Vogmask 8-bit N99 CV Mask||Rs. 2,000||Small, Medium, Large|
|Cambridge N99 The Po Standard Air Pollution Face Mask||Rs. 1,799||Small, Medium, Large, XL|
|SmartAir N99 Pollution Mask w/ Valve||Rs. 175||Free-size|