Your facemask is not protecting you completely; Viruses & Bacteria are still retained on its outer surface, causing a potential threat of transmission
- Pathogens on the outer surface of the masks may cause self-contamination. Coronavirus, Adenovirus, bocavirus, respiratory syncytial virus and influenza virus were most commonly isolated.
- A hospital study demonstrated highest bacterial and fungal contamination on outside of the used mask. Staphylococcus spp. and Aspergillus spp were the predominant species found on the facemask surface.
Why do you wear a facemask? An obvious intention is to protect from viruses and bacteria. Are you confident that you are fully safe & protected after wearing a facemask? A major fact that must be highlighted is still ignored by many of us; a traditional facemask only filters viruses & bacteria and restrict them to the outer surface or on the filter of the facemask. Viruses and bacteria doesn’t enter into your mouth/nose directly from the air, but many other possibilities of transmission still exist.
Let’s see another angle of the same picture. Viruses are retained at the surface of the facemask. Moreover, bacteria present at the surface are capable of multiplying within every 20 minutes; growing to hundreds and thousands in few hours. While wearing a facemask or removing after use; it is repeatedly and unintentionally touched by the user. Microbial contamination is transmitted to the user’s hand and eventually enters the body causing threatening diseases.
Contaminated facemasks are not only a threat to the user but also to the environment after its disposal. Facemasks are made of non-woven polypropylene; Coronavirus can survive on them for 2-3 days. These microbes proliferate in the disposal environment and act as potential hazard if not treated properly.
A smart facemask can provide maximum protection from viruses and microbes. Health & Hygiene experts understood the complexities of microbes, used latest & innovative technologies to develop Antimicrobial Facemasks. These facemasks are capable of inactivating viruses and killing bacteria upon contact and minimizing cross-contamination. In these times of coronavirus pandemic, it is very important to reduce the rate of viral transmission.
Protector® facemasks are tested against the Coronavirus as per International Standard ISO 18184:2019 and proved 99.99% Antiviral efficacy. Protector Facemasks conforms to the International standards ISO 22196, ISO 20743:2013 and ISO 13629-2:2014 for Antibacterial and Antifungal performance with >99.9% efficacy. They meet the requirements of ASTM F 2100 Level 3 & EN 14683 Type IIR for Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE), Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE), microbial cleanliness, synthetic blood resistance @160mmHg and flammability. Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) was tested and found >99%. Protector® Antimicrobial Facemasks are your real protector against Viruses & Bacteria that provide complete protection round the clock.