Tag: face masks

Transparent face masks’ dual benefit over surgical face masks

June 20, 2022

The use of transparent face masks may be better than surgical face masks, say researchers from Japan. While face masks have been effective at controlling the spread of the coronavirus, they also conceal much of the face, making it hard to communicate and interact as we once did. Instead, transparent face masks can allow for […]

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Malaysian startup introduces sustainable, modular silicone face masks

October 13, 2021

Disposable protective equipment – including face masks – while useful, is estimated to cause massive pollution to the environment. The trace chemicals contained is said to not only affect water and air quality and wildlife health but are also small enough to enter our lungs and bloodstream and cause long-term complications. To reduce the environmental […]

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Mask sensor to detect and track coronavirus in development

January 29, 2021

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has been awarded US$1.3 million by The National Institutes of Health to develop a mask sensor that detects the presence of the novel coronavirus. The lightweight sensor would be attached to face masks to monitor a person’s breath or saliva for virus-related molecules. The sensor will also detect […]

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Cloth face masks don’t hinder breathing during vigorous exercise

December 29, 2020

A study has revealed that wearing a three-layer cloth face mask does not compromise exercise performance or affect blood and muscle oxygenation levels during strenuous exercise, especially by healthy individuals. Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), Canada, evaluated use of a three-layer cloth face mask in 14 physically active and healthy men and women. […]

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NZ wool tech firm to offer face masks for Asian consumers in polluted areas

December 28, 2016

TexusFibre, an Auckland, New Zealand-based company that develops functional materials derived from natural wool, has signed a wide-ranging distribution agreement with Healthy Breath Limited (HBL), another Auckland company, to deploy its wool-based Helix Filter in a new generation of urban face masks marketed to Asian consumers. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), seven million […]

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