For our safety, and the safety of others, the best thing you can do during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is to stay home. Obviously, for people with essential jobs, staying home isn’t an option, and society can’t thank them enough for their service. The unavoidable fact is that many of us will need to leave the house to buy groceries. And, as long as you take proper precautions, health experts believe it is okay to go for a walk outside if you’re starting to feel anxious and cooped up.
With dangerous air quality forcing hundreds of schools to cancel class, hundreds of thousands of parents to scramble for child care, and our lungs to scramble for air, it should be time extremely listen to what the numbers and codes on those dust masks mean.
Face masks and respirators are important components of personal protective equipment for health care workers in hospitals and public civilians during severe hazy conditions or influenza pandemic. The efficacy of the protection of face masks and respirators is of importance as they filter fine airborne particles from reaching the respiratory system and prevent inter-individual infection.
Commercial masks available in market
N95 is common and is what’s been counseled for smoke, except for a buck or two additional, you will be able to get N99. What’s the difference? The 95 means to 95 percent — as in it blocks 95 percent of the particles or “filtration potency.
Single-use face masks are generally composed of synthetic plastic-based materials and are disposed of after just one use. This contributes to the plastic pollution problem. We set out to create a product that could assist with preventing the spread of respiratory droplets while replacing the single-use plastic mask. We wanted it to be washable, repairable, and non-plastic.
A surgical mask could be a buggy, disposable device that makes a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the user and potential contaminants within the immediate surroundings. Surgical masks don’t seem to be shared and will be labeled as surgical, isolation, dental or medical procedure masks. They will keep company with or while not a face protect.
Surgical masks do not seem to be used quite once. If your mask is damaged or soiled, or if respiratory through the mask becomes difficult, you must take away the face mask, discard it safely, and replace it with a new one. Used masks should be kept in a paper bag for a minimum of 72 hours before their disposal as general waste. This must be done following the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016. It is also advised to cut the masks before disposal to prevent their reuse.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has indicated that the masks used by patients during home care should be disinfected using ordinary bleach solution (5%) or sodium hypochlorite solution (1%) and then disposed of by burning.
The potential side effects of wearing Commercial N95 masks:
Inappropriate use of face mask: People should not touch their masks, must change their single-use masks frequently or wash them often, dispose them correctly and adopt other management measures; otherwise, their risks and people of others could increase.
The quality and the volume of speech between two people wearing masks are considerably compromised and they may unconsciously come closer.
Wearing a face mask makes the exhaled air go into the eyes. This generates an uncomfortable feeling and an impulse to touch your eyes. If your hands are impure, you are infecting yourself.
A fraction of carbon dioxide previously exhaled is inhaled at each respiratory cycle. Those two phenomena increase respiratory frequency and deepness, and therefore they increase the quantity of inhaled and exhaled air. This could additionally worsen the burden of COVID-19 if infected people wearing masks spread more contaminated air. This may also worsen the clinical condition of infected people if the improved respiratory pushes the viral load down into their lungs.
We believe that the context of this COVID-19 pandemic is incredibly totally different from that of the “parachutes for jumping out of an airplane”.
Take care of these things while using masks
Choose natural, soft and breathable material
Choose a tight, secure fit with tightly woven fabric but not too tight to avoid rashes in the skin. You will want something soft, natural, and breathable — like 100% organic fabric while avoiding synthetic materials such as polyester, nylon, and rayon.
Pinpoint the cause of irritation
Often, rashes can be caused by something in or on your mask, as opposed to friction and trapped moisture. If the rash is on the tip of your nose, it might be because of the adhesive strip. If it’s around your ears, it might be from the material of the ear straps. Some people may be allergic to adhesives, dyes, or even the detergent they use to wash their cotton mask. So if the entire area covered by the mask on your face is irritated, it could likely be the soap you’re using.
Create a skin protect with moisturizer
When your face is abraded by friction, the top layer of your skin releases water. As a result, your skin loses its natural moisture so putting moisturizer on your face throughout the day is the best way to decrease friction between the skin and mask.
Keep your skin clean
Less is more when it comes to cleansing your face, so avoids using any strong face soaps or exfoliates, when possible. Also, this is the time to pause your beauty routine and skip the foundation and concealer. When you wear makeup below a mask, the raised humidness on your skin will cause clogged pores and breakouts.
Know why Hemp N95 mask should be your number one choice
Hemp fabric is naturally anti-bacterial and has a large surface area for trapping particulates and microbes. The idea is that the hemp fabric acts as a defense to trap and absorb stuff that would otherwise get into your respiratory tracts.
If you don't want your skin, nose & mouth to touch & inhale possible fumes from plastic & polyester & potentially harmful bleaches & dyes, our 100% organic hemp mask is the answer. This also offers protection against dust pollutants & contagious viral respiratory diseases. A plastic-free organic hemp face mask is not solely safe & non-toxic for adults & kids, however additionally comfy to wear for extended periods of your time for true all-day protection. Our distinctive hemp face masks are better for you especially if you are chemically sensitive or allergic or concerned about potential chemicals in regular store-bought face masks created out of plastic, vinyl, or polyester. You will be able to breathe easily by knowing that natural organically grown hemp fiber is next to your skin protecting you from potential dust particles & toxins within the air.
Our unique hemp masks are better for you especially if you are chemically sensitive or allergic or concerned about potential chemicals in regular store bought facemasks made out of plastic, vinyl or polyester. You can breathe easy knowing that natural organically grown hemp fiber is next to your skin protecting you from potential dust particles & toxins in the air.
Product descriptions are given below:
Style: N95 mask
Fabric: Hemp cotton
Dimensions: 3" high at either side (expands up to 7" in the middle), 9.25" wide, straps are ~ 12.5"
Color: Natural (unbleached & dye-free)
Where is it made?: Made in INDIA
Resistant to bacteria and UV rays
Free from chemicals like PFAS
Reusable, simply machine wash and dry
Completely natural and fully sustainable
Now with the COVID-19 coronary virus pandemic, these hemp masks have proven invaluable. Our hemp mask is designed to filter the air you breathe (thanks to hemp fiber's hollow cores with many cavities to trap airborne particulates), helping your lungs cope with often polluted airs and unwanted scents that we encounter in daily life. You will not find more natural or organic facemask than these: especially compared to petroleum-derived microfiber facemasks, which are saturated with chemical and toxic disinfectants, which outgas directly into the lungs.
Care: Best to submerge in boiling water for half a minute to disinfect and hang or lay flat to dry and steam iron as needed. Please don’t try this with plastic or synthetic or GMO or with chemical treated cotton face masks - it's not safe. Hemp face masks are 100% natural and organic so it's safe to boil them briefly. You can also wash them with a mild detergent if you wish. Avoid high dry heat like electric dryers.
Face masks made up of hemp fabric
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a major shortage in medical-grade protective face masks for those who need them, front-line health care workers. It is recommended that the general population wear non-medical grade fabric masks.
It is reported that just by simply wearing face masks, you are less likely to touch your face. A simple face covering may potentially help to prevent the spread of the virus with asymptomatic people who unknowingly have it. It may reduce the number of droplets getting into the air from sneezing, coughing, or simply talking. Of course, hand washing, not touching your face, and social distancing are of utmost importance.
Hemp fabric is antimicrobial, naturally resistant to mold and mildew. Hemp is more highly considered a possible medicinal plant and has received more attention than other fibre plants.
Hemp fabric is odor resistant. Hemp does not hold any form of odor. It has anti-bacterial characteristics and helps absorbs moisture away from the body without holding on to it. It is good for hot and cold seasons. Especially important when you are wearing something covering your mouth and nose.
Hemp becomes softer with each wear. Hemp is deliciously soft on the skin, more and more with each wear. Very important if you are going to be wearing your mask for hours at a time. You will be more likely to wear your mask if it is super comfortable and not causing abrasion to your delicate facial skin.
Hemp fabric is breathable and moisture-wicking. Hemp also features a porous personality that permits it to breathe, keeping you cool within the summer. Masks made from synthetic material will not allow your face to breathe causing uncomfortable sweating. Hemp fabric adjusts to the temperature of your body (or in this case, face) and will keep you fresh and dry.
Hemp fabric is strong. Hemp has fourfold the strength of cotton; it won't weaken when washed. It will maintain its shape and structure. You will have it for as long as you need it.
Hemp fabric is biodegradable. Disposable face masks are made from a synthetic material that is not biodegradable. Imagine the amount of waste that will be produced from the disposal of these masks worldwide? When we are told that face masks are no longer necessary, you can feel good in knowing that your hemp mask will biodegrade and not clog landfills for years and years.
Such pandemics demand for organisations to come together and help the world so we at Himalayan Hemp are making these Hemp N95 masks in joint venture with Awega Green Technologies LLP and Small Spark Concepts Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
We at Himalayan Hemp community want you to understand that our commitment and responsibility towards you and our communities has never been stronger as we prepare to deal with this pandemic. Our energy is totally sustainable.
PLEASE NOTE: Like anything you receive online, please make sure to wash your mask once you receive it. Social distancing remains the simplest way to prevent the spread of any virus.