Expired N95 masks
Can expired N95 be used or the filtering element deteriorated? I found like 3 new masks but expired.
Apr 7th, 2020 6:41 am
Apr 7th, 2020 6:44 am
Apr 7th, 2020 6:55 am
Apr 7th, 2020 4:15 pm
Apr 8th, 2020 9:52 pm
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-clea ... -n95-mask/Spinner wrote: ↑ Most N95 filter elements rely on electrostatic charge to capture small particles. Over time, the charge in the material becomes weaker. The deterioration of the elastic band is only one of several factors.
SARS was over 15 years ago. Most N95 respirators have a shelf life of 5 years.
If you have nothing else, I'd still wear it, but I wouldn't be confident of its performance.
Apr 10th, 2020 10:35 am
Apr 15th, 2020 1:17 pm