In the midst of this global pandemic, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with everything going on in the world. New regulations and ordinances are passed and repealed every day. The following is some quick information that seeks to better educate people on wearing a mask and about mandatory mask compliance. As well as how Filti is helping in the fight against COVID-19.
Wearing a mask not only helps reduce the risk of contracting a virus yourself, but it also will help reduce the transmission of the virus for those who are knowingly and unknowingly carrying the virus. Slowing the transmission of the virus with the use of masks is also beneficial for reducing the amount of congestion in hospitals allowing them to give proper care to each patient who may be suffering from more severe symptoms.
As suggested by the CDC guidelines, face coverings should be worn by anyone who intends on being in public, outside of their home, around a risk population or are at risk themselves. This includes children ages 2 and up, except for those who may have trouble breathing and those who may be unconscious or incapacitated.
When deciding on the type of face mask you will be wearing, the two most important factors to consider are the filtering qualities of the material and the fit of the actual mask to your face. While wearing any type of face covering is better than not wearing one at all, choosing a high-efficiency material that allows for some decent airflow will give you peace of mind that your material is actually filtering out particles that may be carrying the virus and will also allow you to wear the mask without discomfort for longer periods of time.
Typical cloth masks have an efficiency that is 15% or less dealing with particles that are as small as 0.3 microns. Adding a Filti insert to a cloth mask can increase the efficiency as much as 6 to 6.5 times. Thanks to patent-pending nanofiber technology, it is able to achieve a high material efficiency rating while maintaining exceptional airflow. Adding Filti to a cloth mask drastically increases efficiency and does not impact overall airflow.
The second factor to take into consideration is the actual fit of the mask to your face. Making sure your mask is sealed well is a very crucial point. You want to have a solid seal over your nose to prevent leakage and you also want the mask to cup underneath the chin to ensure a full seal. Any pockets of leakage increase the likelihood of contamination.
Filti is on a mission to provide filters and masks that truly protect consumers and frontline working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our patent-pending nanofiber material can filter up to 95% of airborne particles (0.3 microns in diameter) including bacteria and viruses. For more information, please visit filti.com.