DID YOU KNOW: People with COVID-19 can spread the disease, even when they don’t have any symptoms. The WHO and medical experts globally say that wearing masks, as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission, helps prevent the spread of Covid-19. The real question is..
DO ALL MASKS OFFER THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTION?
THE SHORT ANSWER IS NO!
MAXIMIZING PROTECTION - CHOOSING THE RIGHT MASK:
The best masks are the ones you can wear comfortably & consistently. That means that the ideal masks are the ones that are breathable, comfortable and fit right.
WHY? Because a mask that is comfortable, breathable and fitted well, is a mask you can wear consistently without being bothered by it.
FACT: Most cloth masks protect you from large droplets but provide little protection against aerosols. Some do not even provide a seal around the nose and mouth allowing airborne droplets in through the sides.
THE SCIENCE: When we cough, sneeze, or even talk, we emit droplets - small drops of moisture from the upper respiratory system - of various sizes. These droplets (aerosols) may carry viruses like the one that causes COVID-19.
Large droplets settle quickly. This is why it’s recommended to stay 6 feet from other people. This is also why it’s very important to clean surfaces and wash your hands after touching a surface that could be contaminated.
Small droplets (aerosols) travel much farther than 6 feet and may stay in the air for minutes or hours, depending on the ventilation in the room.
Respiratory pathogens that come in contact with the surface of masks may result in self-contamination because the virus can actually survive and grow on the surface of the mask if it is not disinfected or disposed of properly (the risk is even higher with longer duration of mask use and reuse of regular cloth masks).
OUR SOLUTION: The FineGuard Mask is an incredibly comfortable one that offers a snug fit on the face, with premium protection thanks to the germ-killing technology. (which means your mask is self-disinfecting all the time).
The FineGuard masks are proven to destroy / kill 99.9% of viruses on contact. They are reusable and washable. All that makes the FineGuard mask a great choice for your safety, your finances, and the environment.
THE WAY IT WORKS: The principle underlying the technology used in the FineGuard masks, is that the textile surface has a strong positive charge. When microbes come into contact with the fabric, the microbial cell, which is negatively charged, is destroyed, leading to permanent destruction of the microorganism by disrupting the atomic structure of bacteria and/or viruses, rendering them “inactive”.
SUSTAINABILITY: We, as global citizens, also need to think about the environmental impact of masks. It is estimated that the global use and disposal of masks is 130 billion disposable masks every month as a result of the coronavirus pandemic !