Masks have been with us for centuries but the recent pandemic reinforced its use-case. In fact, do you know that the surgical mask was first used in the 1920s in Germany and the USA.! Besides medical purposes, we’ve been using masks for several other reasons including veiling or masking to avoid air pollutants in widely polluted areas or to disguise, cloak, or alter identity in special occasions of rituals. Despite mask-wearing having a long history, we failed to comprehend its real motives such as;
- Masks should reduce exposure to the germs and the virus.
- It should not cause you skin infection while saving you from germs
- It should not cause you suffocation
We are sure most of you have tried to check the quality of your masks trying to blow off the candle while wearing one. It is a fun experiment, but it does not give you a correct idea about the quality of your mask. The layers and material of the mask differ for a regular one as compared to an N95 mask and an electronic one. Most viruses are of different sizes & kinds. The virus that has turned the world upside down (SARS-CoV-2) is less than 150 mm, and there is a good chance that it can easily pass through the regular mask or even a surgical one.
What about N95 Masks?
N95 masks are supposedly the safest mask which comes with potent protection. However, It is not advisable to wear N95 masks for more than 8 hours and even that is a stretch. In fact, a lot of people who wear N95 masks for a sustainably long period have shown symptoms of claustrophobia, headache, and experience difficulty in breathing. So can electronic masks
be one of the most feasible masks to opt for?
Electronic Masks have a UV light that kills the virus, even the covid micro virus. These electronic masks contain automated HEPA filters for air purifiers which filters and protects from dust particles and other airborne diseases. More importantly, these electronic masks are reusable and help keep your breathing natural. An electronic face mask helps prevent hypoxia, a condition that can lead to oxygen deficiency. Commercially, these electronic masks are manufactured and sold by some of the big enterprises including LG, Xiaomi, and others for the cost of not less than Rs.1500/mask but many of these masks are evidently bulky in looks, heavy, and thereby uncomfortable to use for long hours.
What’s the catch?
Unlike N95 masks that cannot prevent vapors, an electronic face mask has proven to be effective, even filtering out the volatile organic compounds. So, if you live in one of the more polluted cities of India like New Delhi, Lucknow, Patna or are someone who is suffering from any respiratory illness or are battling a chronic disease or have a weak immune system or whose profession demands travel, we would highly recommend, and even advise people to use an electronic mask recently introduced by OXYNYC Innovations Pvt. Ltd. OXYNYC electronic mask comes with activated carbon and copper staple filters for pure breathing, an air ventilator to avoid suffocation, comfortable to wear, and most importantly affordable to get it for you and your loved ones.?