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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Which Way Round Should a Surgical Face Mask Go?

Surgical masks are designed to be worn in one direction only. However, it can be difficult to know which way round a medical face mask should go. Should the blue side face out, or in? Some surgical masks are white all over, which way round should these white face masks …

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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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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 …

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Summer surgical masks easy to breathe with good filtering efficiency

The Three Coolest, Most Breathable Surgical Masks for the Summer

Recently, the Coronavirus has begun to sweep Beijing again. Among so many surgical masks, how should we choose which brand surgical mask to wear, not only against with virus but also away from sweating. Our Smart Air tested 10 surgical masks that were purchased from different pharmacies and come up …

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N95 Masks vs. Surgical Masks: Which Is Better For COVID-19?

Scientists have actually randomized people to wear N95 or regular surgical masks, then tracked how many people got infected with viruses similar to COVID-19 such as the flu. This data can tell us whether N95 or surgical masks are more effective at preventing infection of respiratory viruses including COVID-19. The …

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