New style cotton mask
March 03, 2020
I admit. I was worried. I almost didn't order this mask. It's COTTON. Hair will stick.
And yet so far, this is my favorite mask I have tried.
It has ear straps that are adjustable with tiny rubber bands, a "chin cup", nose bridge adjustment and a filter pocket inside that holds 2.5micron active charcoal filters.
Some hair sticks and I suggest washing them by hand or in an ultrasound machine, but it's nowhere near as bad as I expected.
I've been wearing this mask for 5 days, including shopping and gardening, at doctor's offices and working. I changed the filter when breathing became more difficult and fogging up my glasses was happening.
Note: no visible hair buildup.
Now granted, I have only dried 3 or 4 dogs and I almost never touch a pomeranian or that type coat. But still, as static filled as the shop is due to heaters running, and tge Maltese I groom daily, I am impressed.
Due to the high levels of steroids I am on for Sarcoidosis currently and the risk that ANYTHING can make me terribly ill, I wear this anytime I am not at home.
I was given a hard time recently at Walmart, but I threw right back I was trying to protect my health after a biopsy and the worker kinda disappeared.
It is an N95 rated (according to Amazon's information) and that is what we should be wearing to work in.
The style is called Dust mask. I would give you a link, but they are going out of stock so fast I am afraid to do it. Just search for spring dustmask, women's dust mask, GOUER dust mask. Be prepared to order and wait.
The inserts are called "5 layer replacement face mask breathing insert". Again, be prepared to order and wait.
Due to the Coronavirus fear worldwide masks are nearly impossible to get right now, fast. This should start to change, but, plan ahead. Order now. You need them long after this virus has hone tge way of SARS, Birdflu, Swineflu and whatever other pandemic follows. Dog hair is forever. Viruses, 2-6 weeks.