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Where to buy DS2 and DL2 masks in the Philippines
DS2 and DL2 masks are the Japanese equivalent to P2 masks.
The World Health Organization recommends wearing a face mask if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or if you are a healthcare professional treating patients with a suspected COVID-19 infection. There are several types of masks available in the Philippines.
What are DS2 and DL2 masks?
DS2 and DL2 are Japanese standards for dust masks. DS2 and DL2 masks are disposable and consist of a filter, facepiece and headband. They filter the air as you inhale and release exhaled air through an exhalation valve.
Both masks filter over 95% of particles. The only difference between the masks is the method used to test their filtering efficiency.
- Tested using solid salt (sodium chloride)
- Filters more than 95% of airborne particles
- Tested using liquid dioctyl phthalate
- Filters more than 95% of airborne particles
Can I get DS2 and DL2 masks in the Philippines?
While you can technically order DS2 and DL2 masks online from Japan, they’re not widely available. It’s much easier to find the Philippine equivalent, P2 masks.
P2 masks offer the same level of protection and filtration and are much more widely used in the Philippines.
eBay offers a huge range of products including dust masks, surgical masks and other types of personal protective devices.
- Wide selection available
- Free delivery on some items
- Bulk purchases possible
Which of these retailers offer free delivery?
- eBay: Free shipping for select sellers
- Amazon: Free shipping for Amazon Prime members
- Lazada: Free shipping for select sellers
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.
|Filter performance||≥ 95%||≥ 95%||≥ 95%||≥ 94%||≥ 94%||≥ 95%|
|Test agent||NaCl||NaCl and paraffin oil||NaCl||NaCl||NaCl and paraffin oil||NaCl|
|Flow rate||85 L/min||95 L/min||85 L/min||95 L/min||95 L/min||85 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 rate||85L/min||Varied – seeabove||85L/min||Varied – seeabove||Varied – seeabove||40L/min|
|Exhalation resistance||≤ 245 Pa||≤ 300 Pa||≤ 250 Pa||≤ 120 Pa||≤ 300 Pa||≤ 70 Pa (w/valve) ≤ 50 Pa (no valve)|
|Exhalation valve leakage requirement||Leak rate ≤ 30mL/min||N/A||Depressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 20 sec||Leak rate ≤ 30mL/min||Visual inspection after 300L /min for 30 sec||Depressurization to 0 Pa ≥ 15sec|
|Force applied||-245 Pa||N/A||-1180 Pa||-250 Pa||N/A||-1,470 Pa|
|CO2 clearance requirement||N/A||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%||≤ 1%|
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 China and the Philippines, it is the KN95 mask.
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