COVID Studies Show 3-Ply Masks Protect Better than Cloth

COVID Studies Show 3-Ply Masks Protect Better than Cloth

RIP cloth masks? Why airlines and governments are banning them

Cloth masks have become a staple of our pandemic lives. In the earliest days of COVID-19, we followed online tutorials to sew masks from old T-shirts. Soon, companies of all kinds -from Old Navy to designer Christian Siriano- flooded the market with masks, so we could keep a stash handy whenever we stepped out the door. But the era of the cloth mask may be coming to an end.

As COVID-19 continues to surge, accelerated by the delta variant, several European governments and companies are banning cloth masks, arguing that they are not as effective as medical masks in the midst of the current outbreak.

British Medical Journal: Large Medical Study Warns Against Wearing Cloth Masks

Vin Gupta Recommends Surgical Style Masks Over Cloth.

European countries mandate medical-grade masks over homemade cloth face coverings

Confronting new, more transmissible variants of the coronavirus and a winter spike in infections, a number of European countries are beginning to make medical-grade face masks mandatory in the hope that they can slow the spread of the disease.

The French government has now mandated that citizens wear single-use surgical FFP1 masks, more protective FFP2 filtering facepiece respirators or fabric masks which meet the same "Category 1" specifications -- blocking more than 90% of particles -- in all public places. In layman's terms, homemade masks will no longer cut it.

Duke University study shows N95 & 3-ply masks provide best protection among 14 mask types tested.

The quest began when a professor at Duke's School of Medicine was assisting a local group buy masks in bulk to distribute to community members in need. The professor wanted to make sure the group purchased masks that were actually effective.

Comparing Face Coverings in Controlling Expired Particles

Surgical, N95 Masks Block Most Particles; Homemade Cloth Masks Release Their Own. Lboratory tests of surgical and N95 masks by researchers at the University of California, Davis, show that they do cut down the amount of aerosolized particles emitted during breathing, talking and coughing. Tests of homemade cloth face coverings, however, show that the fabric itself releases a large amount of fibers into the air, underscoring the importance of washing them.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides information about different types of masks, and how to use masks, that may be useful to you.  Visit Here for more information.


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