INTENDED USES and HEAD STRAP
What is the classification and intended use for Vogmask?
Vogmask is designed as Filtering half masks to protect against particles.
Vogmask is Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety Certified KF-94, GB2626-2006 Personal Protective Equipment Certified KN95, and Certified for CE Mark Personal Protective Equipment - filtering half masks for particles, against EN 149:2001 + A1:2009 . Vogmask conforms to NIOSH N99 filter efficiency as stated in 42 CFR Part 84.181.
Respirators are PPE and are designed and used to reduce the potential exposure of the wearer to airborne hazardous contaminants. There are two filtering layers sewn into the middle of the mask. The filter layers are not replaceable.
Efficient particle filtering microfiber for particles
Carbon filter layer for odors
The following is a functional description of the Vogmask and its intended use:
Certain limitations apply to the use of the Vogmask product:
Precautions for use of Vogmask:
What is the difference between the one valve masks and the two valve masks?
Vogmasks are available in two Product Families: Microfiber N99CV and N99 Organics. The small disk on the side of the mask is a one-way exhalation valve.
N99CV Vogmasks are printed microfiber outer layer, N99 class particle filtering media, carbon filter, woven microfiber inner layer, and one exhalation valve for facilitating exit of moisture and CO2 from the interior of the mask.
Organic Vogmasks are solid color dyed outer layer organic cotton, N99 particle filtering media, organic cotton inner layer; N99C2V Organics include N99 particle filtering microfiber, carbon filter and two exhalation valves for facilitating exit of moisture and CO2 from the interior of the mask.
Both product families have the same middle layer particle filter, efficient for protecting from microscopic particles of mean diameter .3 microns.
Does Vogmask help with sensitivity to odors?
There are two filtering layers sewn into the middle of the mask (not replaceable). One is particle filtering microfiber, the other is carbon filter for odors. Many people report that the carbon filter in combination with the particle filter provides protection from triggering senstivities.
Does Vogmask protect from particles in automobile exhaust and other airborne particles in poor air quality?
Vogmask is appropriate for use in environments containing emissions from internal combustion engines.
The majority of the post-combustion particles in the environment, which are soot (unburned carbon and ash) and other liquid and solid particles. While some oil can technically be emitted as a particulate from internal combustion engines, it would exist in the nearby atmospheric air in very dilute amounts that will not degrade the Vogmask filter material.
Vogmask is widely used in urban environments to protect against particulates including emissions from motor vehicles.
Can Vogmask help for wildfire smoke?
Intended Use of Vogmask in our Certified Product Families N99CV, N99Organic, and N99C2V Organic include efficient filtering of particles as found in wildfire smoke (filter media is tested at 99% of particles as small as .3 microns).
The particle filtering capability of Vogmask protects from the majority of the post-combustion particles in the environment, which are soot (unburned carbon and ash) and other liquid and solid particles.
What is the useful life of Vogmask?
The useful life depends on the environmental conditions the mask in which the mask is worn. The mask may be reused until the Use by Date marked on the packaging. The obsolescence date is three (3) years from the date of manufacture. In environments of poor air quality, the particle filtering media will become saturated in as little as 3-4 months. There is a sudden increase in breathing resistance indicating the entire mask needs to be replaced.
Vogmask is certified as a Reusable mask product. Once the middle layer particle filtering textile is clogged with microscopic particles, there is an increase in breathing resistance and a new mask is needed.
If any part or assembly of the mask is damaged, or if a good seal is not achievable, discard the mask.
HEAD STRAP ACCESSORY
A Vogmask Head Strap (head harness) is available as a separate accessory item to be worn by the user with any of the Vogmask variants. The head harness attaches to the ear loops with snaps. The head harness tightens the strap behind the head with a tensioner bead.
CE CERTIFIED VOGMASK HEAD HARNESS is a useful accessory for securing the mask behind the head with a tensioner bead.
When a head harness is useful:
Playing sports in a mask
Riding a motorcycle, bike, or scooter