Learn more about the difference between nanofiber and the materials used in a standard N95 mask.
The CDC has developed two testing standards for Personal Face Barriers. One test, F2101 is based on FDA medical grade
mask specifications which is required for all medical/surgical grade mask to be sold in the market prior to the pandemic.
Testing Results: mPactAir99 meets the standards for both ASTM F2101 and ASTM F3502.
"It is almost impossible for consumers to assess the quality, function, and safety of
washable face masks for use in public. Why? Because no general requirements
exist in this area. A new Danish standard changes this situation.
mPactAir99’s NanoscreenTM Mask has been tested by Nelson Laboratories, a leading provider of microbiological and viral testing and analysis. In testing, our mask proved effective at stopping over 99% of airborne particulates and pathogens down to 3 µ.
The ability to wash and re-use gives mPactAir99TM masks a distinct advantage over single-use and N95 masks.
"Health Aug 2, 2021 1:10 PM EDT Vaccinated people need to mask up again, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On July 27, 2021, the CDC recommended that everyone in areas with high COVID-19 infection rates wear masks in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.”
The CDC on July 27 advised all Americans, including people who are fully vaccinated, to mask up indoors in public places again, anywhere in the country that is seeing significant spread of COVID-19. In addition, the agency also wound back its guidance on face masks in schools, and is now advising all students and staff to wear masks during in-person learning, regardless of their vaccination status.
Seven states — Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington — require most people to wear masks in indoor public places, whether or not they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have similar orders in place. Oregon also requires face-covering in public settings outdoors. California, Connecticut and New York have indoor mask mandates that extend only to the unvaccinated.