In a report on the online version of Beijing Today, the Central government (big government) is undertaking a study from November 1, which set outs to classify masks to meet the national standards for adults but not children. There are four categories under the established standards, which are classified according to how much pollution they block.
The acceptable basic blocking capacity is 65 percent, which is suitable for medium AQI levels followed by 75 percent for heavy readings, 85 percent for serious readings, and 90 percent for extreme pollution. The classified of the range of medium to heavy aren’t fully explained in the report and we will keep an eye out for the classification.
Children’s masks, just like anything else, have a wide range of quality and price according to the report. Here are our list of masks we have previously covered, worth considering when buying a mask for your child(ren)
Masks for children come in domestic and imported models, and the price ranges from less than 20 yuan to more than 100 yuan. Most masks have different sizes for children of different ages, but none specify the degree of protection they offer.
Reporters contacted on mask manufacturer and were told that children’s masks are made of the same materials, but produced at a smaller size.
In the coming months, we will feature the results of the national classification and help our readers make informed choices.