Video: Order FFP2 masks – this is how you recognize fakes

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How safe are the FFP2 masks that I have ordered?

Not all masks are created equal. In order for them to really protect, they should have been properly tested.


Medical masks are compulsory when shopping or on public transport. But with the large number of providers there are also some black sheep who sell fake FFP2 masks. Here's how to spot them.

With the increasing demand for FFP2 masks, the number of providers has also skyrocketed. But how much good are the masks ordered from the Internet? TÜV Nord tested five FFP2 masks from Amazon, Rossmann, dm, Rewe and three from pharmacies for filter performance and breathing resistance for Stern TV.

Are Cheap Masks Really Safe?

The prices of the masks sometimes differed by more than three euros each. Find out in the video which masks passed the test, which did not and how you can immediately recognize fakes.

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