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Where to buy 1st Class masks online in the Philippines

1st Class masks are the Korean standard for face masks, and they just so happen to be fairly similar to the Philippine N95 mask.

1st Class is the Korean standard for face masks, and it matches the closest to the Philippines’ N95 standard. They both filter non-oil-based particles such as those from wildfires, volcanic eruptions, etc.

But what’s the difference? Well, according to 3M, just some of the differences include the flow-rate amount and the exhalation resistance. You can click here for more information.

At this time, no Philippine retailers are selling 1st Class masks, so we recommend going for a P2 mask instead. Keep on scrolling to check out our list of retailers that can deliver one straight to your door.

Consumers must also consult their local respiratory protection regulations and requirements or check with their local public health authorities for selection guidance. The World Health Organisation has recently changed its advice on whether or not people should wear masks. The advice now is that masks should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Sites to buy P2 face masks online

PS2 mask

1. Lazada

Online retail giant Lazada is home to a range of P2 masks. Check out the ones with adjustable nose clips and straps, so you can achieve the best fit possible.

  • Exclusive vouchers when you shop using the Lazada app
  • Cash on delivery available on selected items
  • Free shipping on minimum spends
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PS2 mask

2. eBay

eBay is a global online marketplace where you can find just about anything. While you may not be able to find 1st Class masks, eBay is rarely out of stock of P2 masks.

  • Wide selection available
  • Free delivery on some items
  • Bulk purchases possible

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PS2 mask

3. AliExpress

While you can’t find 1st Class masks here, AliExpress is home to all kinds of P2 and N95 masks. The best part? You can buy packs of up to 50 masks.

  • First-purchase coupons available
  • Free shipping available on select products
  • Plenty of sellers to choose from
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PS2 mask

4. Amazon

Although Amazon doesn’t stock 1st Class masks, the similar P2 masks are available. You can find a wide range of P2 masks, all thanks to the variety of sellers at hand.

  • Free delivery on some items with Amazon Prime membership
  • Wide range available
  • See customer ratings before purchasing
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What's the difference between a P2, FFP2, KN95 and N95 face mask?

Depending on your location, different face mask types are more widely used. For example, in the United States and Canada, N95 are common; in Australia and New Zealand you'll see P2 masks more often; in China, KN95 is the standard. Mask manufacturer 3M, which specialises in filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) masks, offers the following explanation of the main differences between each mask type.
Korea 1st Class
Filter performance ≥ 95%≥ 95%≥ 95%≥ 94%≥ 94%≥ 95%
Test agentNaClNaCl and paraffin oilNaClNaClNaCl and paraffin oilNaCl
Flow rate85 L/min95 L/min85 L/min95 L/min95 L/min85 L/min
Total inward leakage (TIL) N/A≤ 8% leakage ≤ 8% leakage ≤ 8% leakage ≤ 8% leakage Inward Leakage measured and included in User Instructions
Inhalation resistance ≤ 343 Pa≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)≤ 240 Pa (at 95 L/min)≤ 500 Pa (clogging)≤ 350 Pa≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)≤ 240 Pa (at 95L/min)≤ 70 Pa (at 30L/min)≤ 240 Pa (at 95L/min)≤ 70 Pa (w/valve)≤ 50 Pa (no valve)
Flow rate85L/minVaried – seeabove85L/minVaried – seeaboveVaried – seeabove40L/min
Exhalation resistance ≤ 245 Pa≤ 300 Pa≤ 250 Pa≤ 120 Pa≤ 300 Pa≤ 70 Pa (w/valve) ≤ 50 Pa (no valve)
Flow rate85L/min160L/min85L/min85L/min160L/min40L/min
Exhalation valve leakage requirementLeak rate ≤ 30mL/minN/ADepressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 20 secLeak rate ≤ 30mL/minVisual inspection after 300L /min for 30 secDepressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 15sec
Force applied-245 PaN/A-1180 Pa-250 PaN/A-1,470 Pa
CO2 clearance requirementN/A≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%≤ 1%
Source: 3M

Each mask is also subject to various regulatory standards around the world which means that, depending on where you live, one particular type of mask will be the most common. In Australia and New Zealand, for instance, the P2 mask is the most common, while in Korea it is the 1st Class mask.

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