FACE MASK FILTER UPDATES
As more and more COVID variants are found spreading throughout the world–some up to 40-70% more contagious and expected to be the predominant strain in the US by the end of March–more and more experts are recommending “double masking” and increased use of quality filters in masks with filter pockets.
I am working on adding results of recent research into various filter materials I will make available through this site. This page will be updated as I test different materials for breathability, durability, and ease of use.
I will be offering packages of 5, 10, and 20 filters, cut to size for your mask. Each order will come with detailed info on type, material, and MERV 16 Certification, etc.
Your order comes with samples of various filter materials cut to size for your mask.
Though my masks are already constructed of three differently woven fabrics–proven to be more effective at blocking potential pathogens than two simple layers of the same fabric–there may be times you want to insert an additional layer of protection into the filter pocket.
To insert filter material: Simply bend a filter in half lengthwise, slide in under one end of the knit filter pocket, center it width-wise, then spread flat, tucking it up under the corners where needed.
Remove before washing, as some filter materials are not meant to be washed. Some have reported success with heavier filter materials of nonwoven polypropolene by using a light spraying of hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol and letting the mask rest for 24 hours.