In an article in The Strategist, the author referred to Dr. Yi Cui proposing facial tissues (specifically Kleenex, but not sure if this is because of sponsorship $ or the brand is better than others) as added filters in cloth masks. You may not think the humble tissue would do much against a pandemic virus,…
Face mask brackets may reduce your cloth mask’s effectiveness. Here’s what AltPPE.net recommends instead.
[sc name="responsivevoice" ] Siddhartha Vermaa), Manhar Dhanakb), and John Frankenfieldc) have published simulations that suggest that cloth masks work a lot better than masks with valves at preventing the spread of Covid-19 and other viruses. Whether or not this works the same in real life, it is something to consider when choosing what to use.…
A very good article in plain English about how NOT to wear a mask.
Source: How NOT to Wear a Mask | The Times in Plain English
New fabric technology may help to make a new generation of face masks that are more comfortable yet more effective.
Sonovia’s reusable anti-viral masks are coated in zinc oxide nano-particles that destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses, which it says can help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Source: Israeli mask maker Sonovia expects 99% coronavirus success after lab test – The Jerusalem Post
Home-made cloth face masks likely need a minimum of two layers, and preferably three, to protect against COVID-19, a new study finds.
Source: Face mask safety: Two or three layers best to protect against coronavirus, study finds – CNN