Ecological, reusable & antiviral face masks are one of the best alternatives to prevent contagion. We explain why use eco friendly cloth masks, how to wash them and why you need to buy them.
- “When the outbreak began in the United Kindom, I did not find anyone, or rarely anyone, with antiviral face masks. Sometimes when Asians wore a face mask they had some problems, like being criticized or stigmatized”
- “Reusable filter masks are not intended to replace the N95 masks worn by healthcare workers. An alternative to the use-and-throw surgical masks that many people use for quick trips to the grocery store.”
- “Today its use is as a civic duty, people use the filter cloth mask to protect themselves and others.”
- “The reusable cloth mask features activated carbon filters, multi-layered PM2.5 paper. Made with the right material to skip the path of pathogenic microscopic particles”
Every time someone mentions that I am a bit crazy or very brave about wearing reusable antiviral cloth face masks. My answer is that it is better than they imagine. Because to be honest, it is so. Yes, at first there was a lot of uncertainty in knowing which was the one that could protect me better. After extensive research, it was quite easy to choose a mask, and it is one of the best choices. In addition to protecting better than cloth face masks, they can be disinfected and reused. Aside from how well I look, I estimate that I have saved more than 150 euros. Not to mention that the UK government has made the use of cloth face masks mandatory.
Organic cotton cloth face masks
Because the new coronavirus appears to spread easily by asymptomatic people, protective masks are an extremely important tool. This “mouth covers” helps prevent people who do not yet know they are infected from passing it on to others. Confusion and disagreement about when, where, how and who should wear respiratory protective cloth face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, has become a matter of utmost importance in recent weeks and a hotly debated topic in the UK.
Antiviral mouth cloth face masks are most useful when people who don’t know yet they are sick put them on
Recently, the United Kindom government has been very clear in suggesting that all citizens wear coronavirus masks. Both for the time that we are in confinement and the time after the removal of the quarantine. The truth is, masks are more of prevention that can help slow the spread in a community. When people don’t know yet that is infected.
People are turning bras into homemade masks, costume makers are reusing their sewing machines into mask-making devices. These homemade face masks are safe if carbon filters are added to them and contain several layers of thick fabric. Not all people have the equipment at home for manufacturing. It is more reliable to acquire reusable ecological fabric masks through a factory that has protection certificates.
Why you should have your non-disposable antiviral face masks as soon as possible.
People who need to go through crowded areas like subways and public transportation systems, wearing face masks could be helpful. However, disposable face masks are so rare that certain internet portals sell them as luxury items.
A recent studies found no significant difference between the effectiveness of N95 respirators and cloth face masks. The fit to the face has a lot to do with the protection that the mask provides. You can have great protective antiviral cloth face masks, but if it does not fit you, it will not protect you at all.
You can find children’s cloth face masks made of organic cotton that have protection pm2.5 filters that fits well in the small faces.
We are not going to use mouth masks forever, it could be for a short period of time, after getting back on track with everyday life.
Using and disinfecting eco friendly fabric cloth mask is the key to success
Researchers found that the coronavirus can be in a surgical face mask for approximately 7 days. It’s important to disinfect properly the masks before use thems again.
Eco friendly fabric face masks with filters can either be disinfected with bleach or washed with a normal detergent at 60-90ºC and allowed to dry completely. If you have cloth masks at home, the recommendation is to disinfect every 4 to 5 days, changing the activated carbon filter for a new one and changing them for clean ones after going out to make a purchase. This information was provided by the Spanish Innovative Breathing Aid (AIRE) forum that is producing 3D printing respirators for COVID-19 patients due to high demand and low existing supply.
Research suggests that antiviral face masks with protective filters and N95 respirators are significantly more effective in preventing the spread of viral particles. It is also well know how crucial it is to properly remove facial “mouth caps” after use and to properly disinfect hands.
As advice on face-mask shifts, experts want to emphasize that they should not be seen as a replacement for staying home, washing hands, and practicing social distancing measures
In UK it is a ‘civic duty’ to wear a fabric mask in public
It is time for governments and public health agencies to make rational recommendations on the proper use of organic cloth masks to complement their recommendations on other preventive measures. There is a very clear recognition that people with coronaviruses can spread the infection before they have symptoms and there is a very common opinion that we are using masks not only to protect ourselves, but because if we have been infected, we are protecting our loved ones already others using a mask to cover the mouth and nose.