Organic Face Masks  COVID -19

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Organic Face Masks 

🍃😷Wearing a face covering with filters makes me feel protected and confident that I am protecting myself and the community.
Every time I go out, even just for a walk outdoors, I grab my mask, gloves, and hand sanitizer.
😷My mask is always with me and if I need to go to a place where I know there are people around, wearing a face-covering is the best protection, because sometimes respecting social distancing can be more challenging.
👏It is nice to meet other people who are doing the same, which feels like we are all collaborating for a better future and a faster recovery. We are all helping each other and we all have the same goal and mission.
🙏We look at each other with grateful appreciation for our responsible behavior.
🌿Thankfully, there so many companies now that have come up with more eco-friendly options, from organic hand sanitizers to eco-friendly PPE, with organic materials that protect our health.
💚One of my favorite masks is made with organic cotton, which is better for our skin and better for the planet, like this one by Vogmask

Size Medium,    Size Large

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😷Wearing an organic mask not only gives us the safety and protection we all need now, but it can make you feel like an environmentalist hero. It gives me the opportunity to say: I did my part and I am proud of it!

Vogmask Organic Protective Mask
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🍃 I tried several masks and while many of them have a chemical smell, this has no such smell. It is made with organic material.

Vogmask Organic is a simple, reusable filtering mask of GOTS Certified organic cotton inner and outer layer, highly efficient particle filtering media, NO carbon filter, and NO exhalation valves. Trim and ear loops are made of 96% cotton with 4% latex-free spandex.

🍃VMC2V FEATURES ~ Superior protection for PM 2.5 particles in air pollution and other microscopic airborne contaminants.  The dual exhalation valve facilitates the exit of moisture and CO2 from the interior of the mask. Inner and outer layers made from organic cotton. Adjustable Vogmask Head Strap Accessory can be purchased separately to assure proper fit. 

🍃Made of: Outer face blanks organic cotton, Exhalation valve (s), Coconut shell carbon bonded to textile, N99 efficiency particle filtering nanofiber, Inner face blank (microfiber or organic cotton), Aluminum nosepiece, Sew-in identifier tag, Latex-free spandex trim, and the ear loop.

🍃ECO-FRIENDLY ~ Vogmasks are reusable for about 6 months to over one year depending on air quality conditions.

Size Medium,    Size Large 

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Certified Organic Face Mask 

Needing organic face coring made without toxic chemicals or irritant materials? Here is a list of Certified organic facemasks.

🍃Avocado – 1st GOTS Certified Organic Mask

🍃Graf Lantz Organic Cotton face Masks, Made from premium 100% Organic OEKO-TEX Certified Cotton Twill

Tried and tested shape for a universal fit and optimum comfort. Available in Ear-band or Over-head. Made in Los Angeles.

🍃Hfs collective made with organic cotton and organic cotton lining. Made in Los Angeles

🍃Delilah Home Living made with GOTS Certified Organic Cotton.

🍃 Vogmasks Filtering facemasks with outer made with GOTS Certified Organic Cotton

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AIRINUM Masks

 

🍃Urban Air Mask 2.0 introduces a whole new level of protection, breathability, and design. By combining cutting-edge filter technology with timeless Scandinavian design, the Urban Air Mask 2.0 offers outstanding performance and comfort to combat harmful particles in the air. Reusable, washable and available in 4 sizes.

🍃The Urban Air Mask 2.0 is tested in a world-class Swedish laboratory (RISE) with equivalent results of the American N95 or European FFP2 performance (Test: GB2626 & Certification: KN95). 🍃The mask filters the following particles in the air you breathe:
• PM 0.3-10, dust and other air pollutants
• Pollen and other allergens
• Bacteria and other germs
• Wildfire smoke & cigarettes
• UPF 50+ UV protection

 

Cambridge N99 Mask Military Filtration

 

Coronavirus: according to their website, if you wish to have additional protection then a Cambridge Mask will help to reduce your risk of exposure. In tests by Nelson Labs USA, Cambridge Mask was shown to remove an average 99.6% of viruses. The activated carbon cloth layer in the PRO mask range was developed by the British armed forces for use in chemical, nuclear and biological warfare protection. We have the global exclusive rights to use it in a civilian mask. 

Cambridge Mask’s™ inner filtration layer is made from a 100% pure activated carbon cloth, which was originally invented by the UK Ministry of Defence. It was extensively developed and has been made into products for use in chemical, biological and nuclear warfare protection.

It protects against gas-based pollution, such as smells, benzene, and formaldehyde, particle pollution such as PM2.5, pollen or smoke and pathogens such as viruses and bacteria. 

  • lab-tested British Military Filtration Technology filters almost 100% of pollution, gases, and bacteria and viruses.

  • Protection against harmful gases, odors, all PM; PM2.5, PM0.3, pollen, smoke, allergens, and pathogens 

  • 99.6% average filtration of viruses

  • 99.77% average filtration of bacteria

  • 99.7% average particulate filtration down to 0.3 microns

  • Cambridge Mask Co distributor in Australia

 

U Mask The First Biotech Mask

🍃U-earth® has developed a whole new product leveraging the power of biotechnology. It doesn’t just block air contaminants on the mask surface, it destroys them inside the mask.

🍃It is a self-sanitizing internal layer, an innovative technology natural and absolutely non-toxic for humans, which offers guaranteed results for at least 150-200 hours of effective use. 

🍃Thanks to its unique ingredients, this proprietary BioLayer™ formula kills pathogens instead of simply blocking them. It protects you as well as other people around you.

🍃 Personal protection durable shield to lower the exposure to airborne diseases and contaminant

🍃Made in Italy

GIR Silicone Reusable Face Mask 

Needing Masks?

🍃This breathable face shield is made with medical-grade, FDA and LFGB approved silicone. Fitted with a filter, your mask will help fight the spread of COVID-19.

🍃Each kit comes packaged with five filters; you can purchase additional filters, or use your own filter supply.

🍃The silicone mask can be sterilized in an autoclave, dishwasher, or oven.

🍃If you don’t have the time or equipment for proper sterilization, you can clean it with household cleaning products like bleach or soap and hot water.

🍃The filters should be replaced as needed, but can be worn for a full day.

Organic cotton hair ties  for your homemade mask

To make my own masks, you can use any hair ties or bands you have at home.

I use these organic hair ties that I already had. They are thicker and more comfortable for my ears. The only Organic hair ties on the market.
Here they are: made by Kooshoo, the ONLY hair ties made with organic and natural material, plastic-free, 100% biodegradable, made 100% in the USA!
🍃75% Organic cotton and 25% natural rubber, they are hand-dyed using low impact dye, they are ethically operated, made in downtown Los Angeles! 

 

Here you can read a great article on how to make a Face Mask
 

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CDC: A respirator is a personal protective device that is worn on the face or head and covers at least the nose and mouth. A respirator is used to reduce the wearer’s risk of inhaling hazardous airborne particles (including infectious agents), gases or vapors. Respirators, including those intended for use in healthcare settings, are certified by the CDC/NIOSH

An N95 FFR is a type of respirator which removes particles from the air that are breathed through it. These respirators filter out at least 95% of very small (0.3 micron) particles. N95 FFRs are capable of filtering out all types of particles, including bacteria and viruses.

 

A regular surgical mask will not help you with of Coronavirus. Covid-19

According to The Wall Street Journal :

"If used properly, masks can at least help block some large droplets from sneezes and coughs. They can also prevent wearers from touching their noses and mouths if they are careful. But paper or polyurethane foam masks, also known as surgical masks, don’t filter out smaller particles. Reusable respirator masks, also called N95 masks, are considered by some to be best if they are fitted by a professional. In such cases they fit tightly, making it harder for particles to get through."

In general, Respirators are rated “N,” if they are Not resistant to oil, “R” if somewhat Resistant to oil, and “P” if strongly resistant (oil Proof).

You will need a face mask that is at least N95 or N99.  The N rating –  mask rated N95 or higher, means is that the respirator is rated to block 95% of airborne particles as small as (0.3 micron).  It filters 95% of particulate matter including dust, smoke or viruses down to 0.3 microns in size. This can protect against the new coronavirus.

It is important to wear a protective mask properly. Fit these respirators around the nose, cheeks, and chin, ensuring that you don't breathe around the edges of the respirator. 

WHO World Health Organization recommends:

  • Before putting on a mask, wash hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water 

  • Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask

  • Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water

  • Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not re-use single-use masks  

  • To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of a mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; wash hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water

  • use a particulate respirator at least as protective as a US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-certified N95, European Union (EU) standard FFP2, or equivalent.