There are 2 types of face masks: medical (like FFP2) and non medical. The non medical face masks can be divided in 2 groups: disposable and reusable. ClearSafeProducts investigated the reusable/washable face masks.
The basics are simple: a non medical face mask is meant to protect the other person. The problem is that there are no official guidelines or test values that a non medical face masks should meet. Therefore there is a huge variety of different reusable face masks available. In an article in the New York Times there are several guidelines and advises on how to make a reusable mask that, next to protect the other, also has the maximum effect on protecting yourself.
ClearSafeProducts has looked into these elements and found a reusable face mask (The Nano Silver face mask) that has some special characteristics:
ClearSafeProducts is (as far as we know) the only company that has tested the reusable face masks by an official test institute and is also disclosing the results in public. In this case Kalibra (the official test institute for face masks working for the Dutch government) has tested 'Nano Silver' reusable face mask. The conclusions:
The Nano Silver mask can be supplied in 10 different colours and also in kids size (and 5 different colours).
More information on the Nano Silver mask can be read in the product information.