Although you can buy one almost anywhere, officially it does not exist. What do we mean? A respirator for children. You may have noticed that we do not list one for sale. The reason for that is that our country’s legal system does not define such a category. Nevertheless, there are respirators available that fit and conform to children’s faces well. Let’s take a deeper look.
The reason why we don’t list respirators for children.
Before COVID-19, respirators were mostly used as protective equipment in the industrial sector, so no one assumed that children might use them, too. Therefore, we don’t have any legislative norms that would define respirators for children.
But this still does not tell us which respirators are the right ones for children. A respirator for adults does not meet size or shape criteria to conform to children – and that is crucial, since the effectivity of a respirator plummets with an incorrect, loose, or too tight a seal.
So, which respirators are suitable for children?
One-size-fits-all respirators are not suitable for everyone, and especially not for children. Tightening the straps does not eliminate the fitting problem. So, is there a solution? You bet there is!
VK RespiRaptor – our nanofiber respirator from the VK line – is available in size S, which conforms well to children’s faces. It won’t slip; and in fact will fulfill the need for a proper seal. What is more, it comes in a natural flesh color and in addition to capturing up to 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, it also blocks out pollen, allergens, dust, smog, exhaust fumes, and other undesirable particles.
But that’s not all. Unlike run-of-the-mill respirators, its inner and outer layers are enriched by a layer of accelerated copper which, in an instant, effectively deactivates intercepted viruses. Thanks to its accelerated copper, the respirator can be considered self-sterilizing. This means that children can wear it without any further maintenance for up to one week (168 cumulative hours). It is even lighter than a single sheet of paper and is perfectly breathable. .
Did you know…
that VK RespiRaptor – a respirator from the VK line – has an integrated nanofiber membrane which intercepts pollen and other allergens? Therefore, it is also suitable for children who suffer from allergies.
What to do when you do spot a respirator marketed for children?
Just like we demand the best when we want to protect ourselves, it goes without saying that we also want the best for our children. Therefore, when choosing a respirator, never underestimate the importance of proper size, test certificates, and always make sure before you buy that the respirator meets all the necessary criteria. So if you want to be on the safe side, choose the VK RespiRaptor – our self-sterilizing nanofiber respirator – in size S.