Amid the growing concern that Coronavirus can be transmitted by air as droplets that are expelled from people with Covid-19 can travel long-distance or do not remain viable on surfaces due to lightweight, the world’s first antiviral face-mask in the name of ‘UV Mask’ is going to hit the market with an aim of coping with the airborne transmission of the deadly Coronavirus.
In the light of the fact that necessity is the mother of invention, mask design has seen such blitz scaled innovation in the past couple of months that it’s truly remarkable how designers, engineers, and medical professionals have convened so passionately to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.
In just the past few months’ shoppers have seen masks that are transparent, masks designed with miniature air-purifiers in them, and now the UV Mask, a mask that actively uses UV-light to filter the air wearers breathe, giving the user an unparalleled total filtration efficiency of 99.99%.
The UV Mask came into being at a time when we are only half-way through 2020 and it seems to us that the virus still has tricks up its sleeve.
With multiple scientists presenting evidence to the World Health Organization (WHO) that the COVID-19 virus is not particulate-borne but rather is an airborne virus (which makes it much more difficult to deal with), it is high time our masks did more than just trapping particles.
The scientists recommended improving ventilation in closed settings like clubs and restaurants to reduce airborne transmission of the Coronavirus. The UV Mask, unlike conventional N95, does not just trap microorganisms. It neutralizes them too, breaking down the genetic materials of coronavirus in milliseconds.
According to the mask’s manufacturing company, the virus-killing UV Mask comes with a dual filtration system that delivers the cleanest air quality of any existing face-mask.
A preliminary replaceable N95 filter blocks 95% of particles like dust, dirt, debris, up to 0.3 microns. Microorganisms smaller than 0.3 microns then enter the UV-C Sterile Vortex, a helix-shaped filter that blasts microorganisms with UV-C light to destroy 99.9% of the remaining 5% on a DNA level, to give user air that isn’t just clean, it’s medical-grade, sterile-clean, bringing total filtration efficiency to 99.99%.
The UV Mask scales down active UV filtration tech to a wearable level (it is the only existing mask to do so). It is mentionable the WHO warns about using UV light as disinfectant. The UV Mask’s patent-pending design uses a combination of a CE-FFP2 (EU standard same as N95) filter and two powerful UV-C LEDs to actively sterilize the air the user breathes.
Even during exhalation, the air the user breathes out is sterilized and filtered too, effectively protecting asymptomatic people from infecting others around them. The mask comes with a silicone outer-ring to create a comfortable airtight seal, ensuring effective protection from air pollutants, as well as preventing ‘foggy-spectacle syndrome’.
Built with a 1-year warranty and 30-day satisfaction guarantee, the mask is a state-of-the-art medical-grade air sterilization system made portable. The mask equipped with UV-C purification is an antiviral, anti-pollution face mask that filters dust, pathogens, and allergens (like pollen and leaf mulch).