Air pollution has been a severe thing, and with modern world building and developing, the air gets more and more polluted. Gasses, particles and biological molecules are what harm Earth’s atmosphere the most. All that can generate various diseases to the human organism, as well as every other living thing on this planet.
While some are fighting air pollution, you should fight on your own to be safe and sound from everything that can harm you. Air pollution masks are currently the best thing to do, especially in India, where the pollution level is so high, that it becomes hazardous to breathe.
The particulate matter 2.5 is hazardous in air pollution. PM 2.5 is a combination of solid and liquid droplets that are flying in the air, and particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter are hazardous because they can enter in your organism through your nose and mouth.
“Exposure to PM <2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) over a few hours to weeks can trigger cardiovascular disease-related mortality and nonfatal events; longer-term exposure (e.g., a few years) increases the risk for cardiovascular mortality to an even greater extent than exposures over a few days and reduces life expectancy within more highly exposed segments of the population by several months to a few years,’’ stated the American Heart Association.
An air pollution mask should be made out of carbon fiber because it prevents various bacteria and viruses from entering. Here is a list of the best air pollution masks that you can find in India.
1. Honeywell PM 2.5 Anti-Pollution Foldable Face Mask (Rs. 800)
This foldable mask has a high filter media which prevents PM 2.5 to find their way in your body for 95%. For 800 rupees you can buy a pack of 5 masks.
2. 3M 9004 IN Particulate Respirator (Rs. 200)
For 200 rupees you can get ten covers of 3M 9004 Particulate respirator mask. It filters 80%, and it can be folded. AS/NZ gave their consent and the mask has P1 class of filtering effectiveness. It is also CLI tested.
3. Grin Health Anti-Pollution Mask (Rs. 599)
This mask is for a bit bigger protection than the rest because it also deals with airborne contaminations and pathogens. It’s great because you can modify the shape to your face so it can cover the whole nose and mouth.
4. Repeller N99 Pm 2.5 Carbon Activated Smog Dust Air Pollution Filter Face Mask (Rs. 250)
The breathing valve is excellent on this mask, and it doesn’t let any polluted air coming in. It’s washable and is a great mask for when you ride a bike or a motorcycle. It is 250 rupees on the Indian market.
5. 3M CL-3M9004V-10 Anti-pollution Mask and Respirator (Rs. 295)
A respiratory and anti-pollution mask in one. Due to the 3M device, it has a metal nose clip on the sides of the mask, so it regulates what kind of air you are breathing in. It has three layers – filter for more solid dust particles, a layer that protects respirator as state and the third layer is made of electrostatic tools. Its price is 295 rupees.
6. Filtra Disposable Air Pollution Face Mask with Activated Carbon (Rs. 290)
The downside is that it is disposable, but for 250 rupees you can buy 50 of these masks. Activated carbon particles, soft free rings and flexible nose clip help purify 99% of polluted air.
7. Usha Shriram Anti-Pollution HEPA Face Mask Air Mask (Rs. 240)
N95 approved, and it is intended for adults. Composed of laminated particle filtering technology, it protects against greater levels of air pollution and is excellent protection from PM 2.5. It also has a breathing valve, and it is irritation free. You can buy it for 240 rupees.
8. Kallpp Fashions Bike Riding & Cycling Anti-Pollution Mask (Rs. 120)
Another mask suitable for bicycle and motorcycle riders. Your skin and lungs are shielded, and it is designed in such a way that can fit under your helmet. This cotton made a cover with velcro closure can be found for 120 rupees.
9. EVANA Neoprene Cloth Super Anti-Pollution Mask (Rs. 249)
For 249 rupees you can get this neoprene material made a mask. This dust and windproof anti-pollution face cover also have a breathing device, and it can also be used for when you ride a bike or a motorcycle.