Covid-19 continues to spread across the country at unprecedented rates leaving millions of Americans scared to leave the safety of their home to brace crowded grocery stores. The virus is supposedly said to spread through airborne particles, and individuals can be infected and contagious without showing symptoms for about two to fourteen days. The public has been informed that through social distancing the risk of contracting Covid-19 is lower, but in all reality it is not easy to adequately distance yourself six feet away from everyone else at all times.
Here are some helpful tips for finding the perfect face mask.
1.Finding the Correct Face Mask
Not all face masks are built to stop the Covid-19 virus from entering into your respiratory system. According to the CDC, Covid-19 is said to spread by microscopic particles from the respiratory system of an infected individual into the air and then onto a surface or into another individual’s respiratory system. In basic terms this means that if an infected individual coughs or sneezes in your direction from a close distance you will have a very high likelihood of contracting the virus. Specific certified masks are said to prevent 95% to 99% (depending on how the mask is rated) of microscopic particles from entering into your respiratory system. Some of the better masks use five layers of carbon filters and are said to block out 99% (depending on how the mask is rated) of harmful pollutants.