What Mask to Choose? Best Masks For Viruses, Air Pollution

Masks can be incredibly effective tools to protect your health from air pollution and viruses such as COVID. But mask effectiveness and comfort can vary greatly depending on the mask. In this article, we take a look at how to choose the best mask and the factors you should consider …

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Do N95 Masks Really Expire?

Can you wear expired face masks? How effective are expired face masks? A study tested 10 year-old 3M N95 masks compared to new masks and this is what they found.

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The Best Way to Clean and Disinfect N95 & KN95 Masks

Covid-19 has led to a new surge in interest of how to clean and disinfect masks. Google searches for “wash N95 mask” and “wash KN95 mask” have sky-rocketed. Yet data-backed answers seem to be in short supply. The standard guidelines say to throw masks out and use new ones. I.e. …

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Surgical Mask Longevity Lifespan Test

How Long Do Face Masks Last?

How long can you wear face masks? How often you should replace your surgical or N95 mask depends on who you ask. The WHO recommends changing surgical masks every 4 hours. If that’s true, that means a lot of masks and a lot of waste. To find out how long …

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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 …

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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 …

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Air Purifiers in Dentist Offices for COVID-19 Protection

Air purifiers in dentist offices can help reduce COVID-19 spread and help protect dental patients. This is important as dentist offices may be high-risk areas for COVID-19 spread. This article covers COVID-19 protection in dentist offices, including masks and air purifiers as possible means of reducing virus transmission for dentists …

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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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