6 reasons why Japanese people wear surgical masks (video)

Surgical masks – not only on the shopping list of surgeons in Japan. From young to old, everybody uses them, especially in winter and spring. Why? Find out in this video.


  • Well done! Very informative!

    Also it should be an appropiate tool against any kind of air pollution. (dust, smog, industrial pollution).
    Isn’t that the case in Japan?

    btw I bought some of these when working with cement on a construction site. It protects you from cement and other dust very well.

    • Thanks again for the comment Alexander!

      Fortunately the smog issue has become much better over the last decades, with mount Fuji finally being visible again from Tokyo.
      However one comment on YouTube mentioned that some people wear it to protect hot particles from entering their body, which is pointless, I’m afraid.

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