There are more dangers in the world than the new corona virus. With our mask we want to protect people from other invisible enemies. This includes fine dust & smog in the big cities, bacteria & other viruses, allergens & pollen count
Sick from fine dust & smog
Around 4.5 million people worldwide die prematurely from air pollution every year. It's no secret, but many people don't take this problem seriously enough, because the danger is invisible and health effects are often delayed. Fine dust consists of a complex mixture of solid and liquid particles and is divided into different fractions depending on their size. A distinction is made between PM10 particles (PM, particulate matter) with a maximum diameter of 10 micrometers (µm), PM2.5 and ultrafine particles with a diameter of less than 0.1 µm. In humans, PM10 can penetrate into the nasal cavity, PM2.5 into the bronchi and alveoli and ultra-fine particles into the lung tissue and even into the bloodstream.
The material of our filter pads is used for breathing masks of class FFP2. FFP masks protect against particulate pollutants such as dust, smoke and aerosol. They are available in the three protection levels FFP1, FFP2 and FFP3. Our filter pads collect at least 94% of the airborne particles down to a size of 0.6 μm. They help effectively against solid and liquid harmful dusts, smoke and aerosols (liquid mist).
Bacteria & viruses
Bacteria have a size of approx. 0.6 - 1 µm and can be stopped by the masks/filter pads. Viruses are much smaller with a size of approx. 0.017 - 0.12 µm. This is much smaller than any good filter in a mask can filter out. However, most COVID-like viruses are transmitted via droplets, and being much larger, are effectively filtered out by the mask.
Pollen & allergens
Whether severe or mild, many people suffer from allergies. The most widespread is pollen allergy, which manifests itself primarily as hay fever. If you have a pollen allergy, spring is often not very relaxed. But other allergies can also limit the quality of life. Most pollen grains are between 10 and 100 μm in size. So it's a good thing that our reusable masks with the high-quality filters even filter out significantly smaller particles and provide allergy sufferers with reliable protection.
Unfortunately, many people use disposable masks. These should not be worn multiple times over a long period of time. Health, hygiene and responsibility towards the environment fall by the wayside. Disposable products are also not an ecological solution.
Our appeal:Equip yourself with a high-quality reusable mask and pay attention to good filter performance and regular cleaning. Replace the filter material regularly and observe the other hygiene regulations.
The mask does not comply with the occupational safety regulations for personal protective equipment (PPE) and is also not a medical device.