Smog in Delhi is back and this time, it is worse than people imagined. The level of pollutants is just not bad but have touched hazardous levels. It’s getting difficult to step out of the house but if you have to go out and breathe this polluted air, you should wear masks to avoid inhaling the polluted air.
The first thing that you need to keep in mind while buying a mask is the rating of the mask. Ratings such as N95, N99, N100, P95, and P100 help you identify the mask's classification according to their filtration capacity. The 95 masks can filter 95 per cent of PM 2.5 while N99 and N100 can filter 99 per cent and 99.7 per cent.
Here's a list of masks that you can easily buy from Amazon and protect yourself from this dangerous smog.
Prana Air Mask
The Prana Air Mask comes with a 95 filter and features six layers of purification that purify the particle in the air to make breathing safe for you. The mask also features a fan inside which facilities proper airflow for comfortable breathing. It runs on a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 hours in a single charge.
Cost Rs 2990
CRUSADERS Mask N99
Crusader Mask N99 comes with N99 certification with a four-layer of the carbon filter and five replacement filters and offers good protection from pollutants in the air.
Cost Rs 1250
Honeywell PM 2.5 Anti-Pollution face mask
N95 certified Honeywell PM 2.5 Anti-pollution face mask can filter up to 95 per cent of pollutants, dust, haze, bacteria and another virus. The mask comes with a one-way exhale valve that avoids moisture for easier breathing.
Cost- Rs 800 for a box of five
Dettol Air Protect mask PM 2.5
This mask from the trusted brand of Dettol is an N95 certified mask that prevents heat, moisture CO2 along with PM 2.5 particles. It also protects from bacteria, dust, and pollen. Dettol Air Pocket mask is one of the most affordable quality masks that are available online.
Cost- Rs 168
While this isn’t exactly a mask, this nose filter is capable of protecting your breathing from PM 2.5. This is easy to use and for people who easily feel suffocated while using masks this one of the best alternatives available out there. Naso Filter costs very less than what other mask costs.
Cost- Rs 270 for a three-week pack.