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A ‘nanofiber’ mask fabric manufactured in Oklahoma filters 9 times as many tiny, potentially dangerous particles as a bandana, independent tests show. Here’s how you can buy it.

One of the designers who discovered that blue shop towels were more effective at filtering tiny particles than a bandana worked with a particle-testing company to officially test 20 materials. They tested a variety of things people were using to create homemade masks, from paper towels to vacuum-cleaner bags. A […]
A ‘nanofiber’ mask fabric manufactured in Oklahoma filters 9 times as many tiny, potentially dangerous particles as a bandana, independent tests show. Here’s how you can buy it.
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Here’s exactly how well 20 materials for homemade masks — from folded bandanas to blue shop towels — can filter tiny, potentially-dangerous particles, according to an N95 testing company

Which easy-to-buy materials are best suited for home made masks based on how well they filter particles? After Business Insider first reported on a group of fashion designers who discovered certain blue shop towels filter particles far better than a cotton bandana, one of them was approached by a manufacturer […]
Here’s exactly how well 20 materials for homemade masks — from folded bandanas to blue shop towels — can filter tiny, potentially-dangerous particles, according to an N95 testing company
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Elon Musk says N95 masks are ‘a pain to wear’ and claims other masks are ‘better,’ but experts say it’s the mask healthcare workers should be wearing to protect themselves against the spread of the coronavirus

Elon Musk is recommending not wearing N95 face masks, the mask experts recommend healthcare workers wear to protect themselves against the spread of the coronavirus. “N95 masks are a pain to wear btw,” Musk tweeted on Sunday in a reply to someone asking for N95 masks for Louisiana hospitals. “Less […]
Elon Musk says N95 masks are ‘a pain to wear’ and claims other masks are ‘better,’ but experts say it’s the mask healthcare workers should be wearing to protect themselves against the spread of the coronavirus