Viral infection is transmitted in two major ways:
1. By airborne transmission.
2. By coming into physical contact with viral material and self administering the virus by hand to mouth or nose actions.
Viral protection is best attended to in two ways.
1. Use a respiratory mask that incorporates an Activated Charcoal Cloth layer together with a sub micron particle filter layer (combination filter) as it has the ability to adsorb viral matter in both the micro and the nano range of sizes by means of entrapment and adsorption. Whilst a P2/P3 industry face mask will trap particulates which may well carry viral matter, they are seldom bespoke and come in one size. This increases the chance of a misfit by the user, especially if used by children or if they are not shown how to fit a mask properly or undergo a fit test. This means that a percentage of unfiltered air will bypass the filter completely. So whether that rated mask is P1/2 or 3, is not a significant factor. The correct fit and the seal are!
Suitable masks with a combination filter:
Respro® Techno™ Mask (suitable for commuting)
Respro® Cinqro™ Mask (suitable for sport)
Respro® Ultralight™ Combo (suitable for sport)
Respro® Allergy™ Combo (suitable for commuting)
Respro® Skin™ plus Techno upgrade kit (suitable for sport)
Respro® Techno Plus™ Mask (suitable for sport)
A combination filter would be suitable for exhaust pollution (VOCs and PM 2.5) airborne viral and bacterial matter and cigarette smoke.
A combination filter has both a Hepa-type filter layer and a DACC layer.
This combination of Hepa-type filter layer and DACC in one single filter provides sub micron (smaller than PM2.5) dust filtering capability, together with DACC capability for filtering gases (VOCs / Acid gases), vapours and viral matter in the nano range of sizes by means of adsoprtion. It is the best type of filter available in our range for dealing with the broad spectrum of vehicle and non vehicular pollutants commonly found in major cities across the globe.
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2. By use of a Sanitiser that kills viral and bacterial matter found on common surfaces which are continuously handled. That could be door handles, light switches, TV remotes, communal surfaces and on mass transit systems from buses, trains and metro or at work on shared surfaces, in lifts etc.
The Respro® Sanitiser is a must for all who travel on mass transit systems. It is Non-Toxic, kills 99.9% of all common germs and bacteria and is hand sized and an excellent travel product for everyday use.