The World Health Organisation recommends the following features should be taken into consideration for non-medical masks:
- Numbers of layers of fabric
- The breathability of material used
- Shape of mask
- Fit of mask
Why Infuse Copper into a Face Mask?
Copper alloys have been used throughout history as a natural, safe and long term anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral material. There is a substantial amount of scientific and clinical evidence to now showcase the power of copper ions in the fight against infections.
In 1852 Victor Burq discovered those working with copper had far fewer deaths to cholera than anyone else and did extensive research confirming this. In 1867 he presented his findings to the French Academies of Science and Medicine, informing them that putting copper on the skin was effective at preventing someone from getting cholera.
The anti-microbial effect of Copper ions have since been documented, in peer-reviewed published scientific & medical journals, to destroy the HIV-1 (virus) by more than 99.9% in only 20 minutes, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) by 99.9% in only 20 minutes, 99.9% of aerosol viruses such as Influenza (H1N1 / H9N2) as well being known to destroy Coronavirus.
Not many people are aware of how much technology has advanced, we are able to now infuse copper ions into various materials including cotton and rubber. Therefore transferring the power of anti-microbial copper into everyday items – making them the first layer of defence for you and your loved ones.