Can DIY masks filter out viruses and coronavirus

Do DIY Cloth Masks Protect Us From COVID-19?

DIY cloth masks to protect against viruses sounds like a crazy idea. Data shows masks work incredibly well, and they’re also really cheap. Surgical masks cost a few pennies, and they’re capable of filtering out 80% of particles down to 0.007 microns (14 times smaller than COVID-19). However, the COVID-19 … Read more

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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 … Read more

How long does COVID-19 coronavirus survive on air purifier HEPA filters

How Long can the Coronavirus Survive on HEPA Filters?

Air purifiers with HEPA filters are highly effective at filtering out  COVID-19 coronavirus and other viruses. But viruses can remain on surfaces for scarily long periods of time. When thinking about viruses stuck in an air purifier’s HEPA filters, that sounds scary. It’s also led to incredible-sounding headlines about how … Read more

Best material fabric for making DIY masks to capture viruses

What Are the Best Materials for Making DIY Masks?

With masks sold out during the coronavirus outbreak, many people will have to make do with what some scientists have called “the last resort”: the DIY mask. Data shows that DIY and homemade masks are effective at capturing viruses. But if forced to make our own mask, what material is … Read more

Can homemade DIY and surgical masks protect against the coronavirus

Can Masks Capture Coronavirus Particles?

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, many people are wondering if masks capture coronavirus particles. It’s a lot to ask billions of people around the world to become mask experts overnight. There is a lot of conflicting information. Do surgical masks capture coronavirus particles? Media outlets like US National Public … Read more

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Can HEPA Filters Capture Nanoparticles?

Many big purifier companies claim only their HEPA filters capture nanoparticles, like this Molekule ad. Although this claim is false, even journalists repeat this myth. Why is this belief so pervasive? One reasonable explanation is that the definition of “HEPA” leads people down that route. For example, this definition on … Read more

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