Cotton Face Masks
The science is clear: Face masks can prevent coronavirus transmission and save lives.
A growing body of evidence supports the idea that wearing face masks in public, even when you feel well, can help curb the spread of the coronavirus — since people can spread the virus even without showing symptoms. That's the main reason to wear a mask: to protect other people from you.
Face masks can also offer the wearer some protection — though how much varies greatly, depending on the type of mask. No mask will offer full protection, and they should not be viewed as a replacement for physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others, frequent hand-washing and avoiding crowds. When you combine masks with those measures, they can make a big difference.
Fact: 55% weekly increase in pandemic related deaths where masks weren’t recommended compared to 7% in countries with guidelines supporting mask-wearing.
But what kind of mask is best?
When choosing a mask, experts say focus on the fabric, fit and breathability. How well a mask protects is a function of both what it's made of and how well it seals to your face. But if you can't breathe well through it, then you're less likely to keep it on.
The ideal face mask blocks large respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes – the primary method by which people pass the coronavirus to others – along with smaller airborne particles, called aerosols, produced when people talk or exhale.
The World Health Organisation recommends medical masks for healthcare workers, elderly people, people with underlying health conditions, and people who have tested positive for the coronavirus or show symptoms.
Healthy people who don't fall into these categories should wear a fabric mask, according to WHO. All other major national guidelines also recommend cloth masks for the general public.
Multi-layered 100% cotton masks has been rated as the most effective fabric mask by multiple studies. Morgan M masks are two layer tight-weave cotton, washable and reusable masks, a basic must have in our current times.
A WHO study in May found that universal mask-wearing would bring the epidemic under control even if the masks were only 50 percent effective at trapping infectious particles.
Masks, a Good Choice. Cotton Masks provide the basic protection and are a great addition for general daily hygiene. They are the sustainable choice, as are washable and reusable.
Keep it clean. Experts say cloth masks should be washed daily with soap or detergent and hot water. Make sure the mask is completely dry before you reuse it, as a wet mask can make it harder to breathe and can promote the growth of microorganisms.
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