pitta masks protect us from coronavirus

Can Japanese Pitta Masks Protect Against Coronavirus?

COVID-19 has caused a surge in interest for all types of masks, including Japanese Pitta masks. Smart Air has received a flood of questions about how well they filter COVID-19 and other viruses. The Japanese Pitta masks are sleek and incredibly popular, but there’s little information available on how well …

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COVID-19 Delta Variant: Must Know Protection Tips

COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire again with the emergence of the Delta variant. Even after nearly two years and a vaccine, it is clear that vaccination alone is not enough for protection against the Delta variant. In this article, we share some important tips and knowledge for further protection against …

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How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

3 Tips to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires create a serious amount of smoke and air pollution. Wildfire smoke can cause short and long-term health impacts. That’s why it’s important to know how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke. Wildfire smoke is a form of air pollution. It contains dangerous VOC gases and small particles (PM2.5) that …

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Does a wet mask work?

Are Wet Masks Less Effective?

Does a wet mask still work? If your mask is slightly wet, how does this wetness and humidity affect it’s performance? Fortunately, scientists have tested the effectiveness of wet masks. Researchers tested the performance of new and “wet” masks. They asked 22 people to wear either a DIY cloth mask, …

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Are double masks better?

Is Wearing Two Masks Better Than One?

The director of the NIH Dr. Anthony Fauci has said it seems like common sense that wearing two masks is better than one. So we decided to test whether two layers of the same material is better than one layer. Note that there may be other benefits of wearing double …

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Surgical Masks Surprisingly Effective Against PM2.5

Surgical masks have a lot of bad rep for filtering PM2.5. There’s a fantastic educational poster from Greenpeace that I’ve seen in several places: It offers great advice on masks that protect us from PM2.5, soot or wildfire smoke. But then it says this this about surgical masks: “No effect” …

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Do N95 Masks limit us breathing of Oxygen Cover

Do N95 Masks Deprive Us of Oxygen?

Wearing masks for hours on end has led some people to worry about whether N95 masks deprive us of oxygen. Scientists have actually made people wear N95 masks and measured their blood oxygen. So we have a solid answer to this question, and it’s not what this question assumes. This …

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N95 vs P2 Masks

What’s the Difference Between N95 and P2 Masks?

The difference between N95 and P2 masks is so small that most users will not notice anything amiss. The P2 rating is the standard in Australia and New Zealand similar to the US N95 mask rating.   Difference Between N95 and P2 Masks: Charted Out N95 and P2 masks look …

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