How to Choose A Mask?
Based on CDC, WHO, and independent studies and reports (links bottom)
Six Important Factors: Materials, Construction quality, Protection, Care, Fit/ Comfort, Style
Researchers tested and evaluated the efficiency of cloth masks and found masks made from one layer of 600-thread-count cotton and a layer of silk chiffon (proven to provide good electrostatic filtering, a process that traps particles through static electricity). Not only did the hybrid masks outperform all other two- or three-layer masks made of a single material, they were superior to N95 masks for particles smaller than 300 nanometers.
Of course, no fabric or fabric combination will work as intended if your mask doesn’t fit properly. Research shows that leakages around the sides of a mask can degrade filtering efficiencies by 50 percent or more. Lack of such leakage is one reason properly worn N95 masks work so well.
A well-fitted mask will hug your face, covering both nose and chin with no obvious gaps. It’s also important that your mask stays put, even when you talk, so you’re not constantly touching it to readjust. Masks with a bendable metal nose strip can help to create a tight seal and hold a mask in place; this can also help prevent glasses from fogging up.
How Should a Mask Fit?
For your cloth mask to be effective, you must be sure you're wearing it correctly.
Make sure your mask:
Avoid touching your mask while wearing it, and if you do, wash or sanitize your hands. Avoid letting it drape around your neck or rest on top of your forehead.
How to remove masks:
(you want to do so correctly)
How to clean and how often:
How to dry:
How or where to store masks:
Cloth face coverings are not recommended for:
Triple and Quadruple layers
CDC, stay updated with the latest news, research, and studies: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/whats-new-all.html
WHO: Fabric masks need 3 layers to best curb coronavirus spread: Https://Www.Businessinsider.Com.Au/Who-Fabric-Masks-Need-3-Layers-To-Curb-Coronavirus-Spread-2020-6
WHO Q&A about Masks: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub/q-a-detail/q-a-on-covid-19-and-masks
CDC: Homemade masks information and DIY guide: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-to-make-cloth-face-covering.html
Journal: A.Konda et al.: Aerosol Filtration Efficiency Of Common Fabrics Used In Respiratory Cloth Masks.
Preprint: A. Mueller and L. Fernandez. Assessment of fabric masks as alternatives to standard surgical masks in terms of particle filtration efficiency. medRxiv. April 2020. doi: 10.1101/2020.04.17.20069567.
Is N95 mask sufficient protection for Coronavirus 19: https://www.sphosp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Letter-in-response-to-N-95-use-RA-Final.pdf
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