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Masks Basics

  • there are many misunderstandings what a mask can do and what not.
  • especially in regards of virus protection a lot of incorrect information can be found.
  • Here some basic clarifications:    

  • the virus is usually transmitted through droplets from sneezing or coughing.
  • the vast majority of the droplets are less than 100 micron(0.1 micron) across.
  • Surgical madks are designed to prevent large droplets passing from the wearer's mouth to another person. 
  • N95 respirators protect the wearer from breathing in particles bigger than 0.3 microns in diameter. When fitted correctly the respirators filter 95% of airborne particles.
  • THIS MEANS VIRUS CAN PASS THROUGH ALL MASKS, SO ONLY THE PROBABILITY CAN BE REDUCED.

General Mask Construction.

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  • the primary layer is coated with hydrophobic chemicals is normally relative stiff, colouration has no functionality besides indication of the outer layer. 
  • the middle layer is normally fluffy with a high fiber density to provide a better filter filtration effect.
  • the inner layer is soft and with antimicrobial protection to reduce the bad smell from human saliva.