The Albatross Health New England mask passed our particulate filtration efficiency machine test with a score of 97.14%. This 3-ply black surgical mask has ear loops instead of head straps or ties.
Mask breathability is determined by airflow resistance, which we measure in pascals. The target for adults should be around 150, and the target for children should be close to 100. The airflow resistance of this mask is 40.
This mask has a plastic odor. The ear loops are too large and there's a plastic nose wire, so the fit is less than ideal. Albatross Health New England is also just shy of the 98% filtration required to meet the ASTM level 2 certification they claim to have.We found this mask on Amazon. Its country of origin is the USA. Check out our video review for more details.