Our masks have a fabric and filter combination that have been tested to filter to 95% of all airborne particles including bacteria and viruses. They have a MERV rating of 16. We take this combination of safety and protection during these life changing times of social distancing due to COVID 19 and combine them with an assorment of fabrics that offer style as well. Note that they should not be used in the capacity of an N95 mask.
The facemasks are made of 100% cotton fabric, in combination with a removable nano fiber filter.
Our filters are made by a company in the USA that was designing reuseable filters to keep the air in your home clean. With the onset of COVID-19 and the required use of facemasks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, they decided to focus on a way to help. What they came up with is a filter that is made up of polypropylene, not fiberglass, which is spunwound and non-woven, with a nano fiber fine filtration layer and surface layer of non-woven polyester. In short, the combination of the filters and the fabric used in these facemasks filter up to 95% of airborne particles coming through the mask including bacteria and viruses. Compare this to cotton or cloth facemasks that filter about 10%, or double cotton facemasks with non-woven, fusible interfacing, which filter about 17%, and you'll see the level of protection these facemasks provide.
We cannot advise on the length of use or the number of times the mask is to be worn prior to changing the filter, as this depends on the air quality, risk level, and the type of environment in which the mask is worn in. Therefore, the amount of time you choose to use the filter before replacing it should be determined using your best judgment.
INSERTION OF FILTER
The filters do have a side that should face the face, and a side that should face the outside environment.
CLEANING YOUR FACEMASK
The shell of your facemask should be laundered in hot water on a gentle cycle. Fabrics have been prewashed to avoid shrinkage.
The filter should be sanitized. The following are an easy way to sanitize at home:
1. Place filter on a piece of aluminum foil.
2. Lay another sheet of aluminum foil over the filter.
3. Preheat oven to 150° and place a bowl of water on the middle shelf.
4. Leave in the oven for 30 minutes.
Ecommshipments makes no warranties either express or implied that their masks prevent infection or the transmission of viruses or diseases. These facemasks are not a substitute for medical treatment or medical devices.