Here is a side-by-side quick comparison of US mask standards and EU’s counterpart.

General applications for ASTM-rated masks:

  • ASTM LEVEL 1: General public and healthcare where there is no or low liquid splash present.
  • ASTM LEVEL 2: Healthcare where there is medium level of liquid splash present.
  • ASTM LEVEL 3: Healthcare & surgical where there is a high level of liquid splash present. 

An Important tip for the general public:  use ASTM Level 1 masks when you can buy, instead of non-medical masks for better protection

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