Face masks: New quality stamp shows how well your covering works as masks become mandatory

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Face masks: New quality stamp shows how well your covering works as masks become mandatory

This will include a "breathability" test and masks will be held to a specification requiring they have 70 percent particle filtration.The first mas

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This will include a “breathability” test and masks will be held to a specification requiring they have 70 percent particle filtration.

The first masks with the Kitemark are expected to be available in late July.

Chief executive of BSI Howard Kerr said: “There is an overwhelming choice of face coverings available in the market.

“The challenge is knowing which claims they make are valid and whether they provide a basic level of protection to others.

“Face coverings that are independently assessed to schemes such as the Kitemark will allow consumers to make an informed and trusted decision.



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