Friday, June 21, 2013

Surgical Mask is not effective against Singapore SMOG

Hey people, as you guys know that the haze condition in Singapore is getting worst. It had hit the all high PSI of 371 on 20 June 2013.

As I was walking around on the street today, I saw many people wearing the normal surgical mask. Surgical mask is not useful to combat against the haze and it is a false sense of security. The particles that are responsible for causing the irritation is PM 10 and PM 2.5. Normal surgical mask do not have the capability of blocking these two particles.

Please stop wearing surgical mask and walk around the street thinking that it is effective to combat against the haze. If you want to protect yourself from the haze, get at least a N95 mask.

An example of N95 Mask

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