PPE

Mask selection for special population

1n the normal haze environment, all kinds of high-tech anti haze masks have been innovated, which seems to be a reassuring pill for people. 1ndeed, professional protective masks have built a golden bell iron cloth shirt for us to filter particulate matter pollution. With the frenzied forwarding of Weibo in the circle of friends and the overwhelming media coverage, 1 believe we have been influenced by the basic knowledge of masks and haze. But do you know how to choose masks for special groups? 1s the mask you bought for your parents and children suitable

so far, all kinds of protective masks are designed for healthy adults. Wearing a protective mask will cause certain respiratory resistance, which is not suitable for people with certain physical conditions. For example, patients with chronic heart and lung diseases, emphysema, angina pectoris and uncontrolled hypertension. 1n addition, some people will feel uneasy and anxious after wearing protective masks. Therefore, it is necessary to be careful when choosing masks for special groups. 1t is recommended to consult and follow the advice of professional doctors

when pregnant women choose to wear protective masks, they should pay attention to their own conditions, and choose products with good comfort, such as protective masks with expiratory valves, to reduce expiratory resistance and stuffy heat. Before wearing a mask, pregnant women should also consult a professional doctor to confirm that their physical condition is suitable

the physical conditions of the elderly are different. Generally, some elderly people with diseases, such as cardiopulmonary diseases, may not be suitable for wearing masks. These people should consult their doctors and seek their professional guidance

young children are in the stage of growth and development. Although the existing standards for protective masks take into account the tolerance of people wearing masks to respiratory resistance, whether these indicators can be applied to children has not yet been decided by the scientific community. And children’s face shape is small, mask is difficult to close. Therefore, parents should be careful when choosing to wear protective masks for their children. Some parents choose cloth masks for their children. Most of these cloth masks are for the purpose of keeping warm, which is not enough to protect PM2.5 and other small particles

some patients with rhinitis may be irritated or allergic by some substances (such as pollen) or pollutants in the air, so wearing a mask may help relieve symptoms, and you should consult a professional doctor for details

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