One question that comes up over and again is whether reusable masks or disposable masks are better for protection against small airborne particles. Google “benefits of disposable face masks” and you’re bound to get differing views on whether the throw-away paper masks are ideal or not. Since we’re here to demystify the world of “Do It YourSelf Care,” we’ll break it down nice and simple.
To understand the benefits of disposable masks, we need to first talk about the different types of common face masks available on the market today. Keep in mind effectiveness is relative to wearing the mask properly to reduce potential contact by the wearer.