Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks have been worn to stop the spread of the virus but as the Omicron wave causes word-wide turmoil, there are calls to re-assess the efficiency of specific mask types.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated their information regarding specific masks to include the following points on N95 / P2 respirators;

·  When worn consistently and properly, they provide the highest level of protection from particles, including the virus that causes COVID-19. Additionally, they contain your respiratory droplets and particles so you do not expose others.

·  They seal tightly to your face when fitted properly.

·  They filter at least 95% of particles in the air when approved by NIOSH and when you have a proper fit.

In this episode of The World Today, Brisbane scientist Jeremy Howard recommends the use of N95 / P2 masks. He states his concern regarding current mandates, explaining that the aerosol particles are making it past the surgical / cloth masks most people are currently wearing.

We have recently begun stocking boxes of AgBoss P2 Masks, these boxes contain 10 masks and are currently available for $28.50 in-store.Our P2 Masks offer the following features;

  • Easy to Use
  • Internal Nose Pad
  • Large filtering surface area
  • Soft non latex straps
  • Traditional cup shape
  • Meet Australian Standards AS/NZS 1716:2012

We also have a range of safety eye-wear available to avoid airborne particles entering via your eyes.

You will find us conveniently located at 155 William Street, Beverley, South Australia.