Since the transport of pathogens is promoted by liquid, clothing is the most important personal protective measure. RKI points out that personal protective equipment (PPE) serves to protect the helper and prevents the contamination from being carried over by people or clothing.
In the fight against the corona pandemic, face masks have become also important in the private sector and are indispensable. The masks offer protection against contact with infectious droplets and aerosols, especially for risk groups and older people.
Face masks are required in spaces where there is a potential for infection from airborne infectious diseases or from direct ingress of bodily fluids.
Mouth and nose masks serve to protect your environment, filter bacteria from the air and provide an additional barrier against droplets and various pathogenic microorganisms in the air.
Due to their respective properties, the masks offer different levels of protection against the transmission of viruses, aerosols and bacterial infections.