Cu+Care Multifunctional Copper Mask
Why should you wear a face mask?
Studies of influenza, influenza-like illness, and human coronaviruses provide evidence that the use of a medical mask can prevent the spread of infectious droplets from an infected person to someone else and potential contamination of the environment by these droplets.
The role of a face mask is to provide a physical barrier to help prevent the spread of infections. This preventative measure is recommended to be used alongside other preventative measures, like hand-washing and social distancing, in order to significantly reduce the risk of person-to-person transmission.
What’s so special about CuCare mask?
CuCare mask are unique in that we use a special blend of Copper-woven “Tencel” textile made using Nano tech. By using Copper technology, tests performed by InterTek and TRRI showed that our CuCare masks are both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It reduces > 99..99% bacterial and is regarded as grade 1 anti-fungal grade (≥90% growth inhibition). It’s also treated to provide the maximum Sun protection at UPF 50+, and has a filtration efficiency that surpasses N95 standards.
Why use Copper?
Copper has been widely used as a biocide across different civilization in history. Compared to silver, copper is effective across different temperatures and levels of humidity. The anti-microbial effect of copper has been documented, in peer-reviewed published scientific and medical journals, to destroy the HIV-1 (virus), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and aerosol viruses such as Influenza (H1N1, H9N2), and Coronaviruses by more than 99.99% in only 20 minutes. It is also important to note that in 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) recognized copper as the first antimicrobial metal, approving the registrations of five different groups of copper alloys as “antimicrobial materials” with public health benefits.
This cannot be said for nano-silver infused products which are being banned by various governmental and public bodies, including the EPA, given the significant negative environmental impact when it leaches into water streams.
How should you wash your CuCare Copper mask?
Proper care and washing should be observed when cleaning your CuCare Copper mask to prolong its use.
Here are some important tips to follows:
- Do not use any washing liquid or detergents, bleach
- Pour boiled water in a bowl and let it stand for 15 minutes
- Soak the CuCare Copper mask for at least 5 minutes in the bowl while gently massaging it. Refrain from rubbing it.
- Take out the CuCare masks from the bowl. Press excess water and hang dry.
How often should I wash my CuCare Copper mask?
It’s recommended to wash your mask at least twice a wash, depending how many hours it’s used daily. We recommend having at least 2 masks, so you don’t have to worry about drying time.
How long will the CuCare Copper mask last?
Copper’s benefits are known to last the lifetime of the product. With proper care and use, you should be able to use the mask for at least 1 year. The longevity of the product depends on the frequency and degree of use. As the mask is constructed using different materials, their rate of degradation differs as well.
Can these masks be worn by medical personnel?
The mask is not meant for medical purposes.
What if I am allergic to copper?
Do not buy or use this mask if you are allergic to copper.
What is the World Health Organization (WHO) mask management guidance?
For any type of mask, appropriate use and disposal are essential to ensure that they are effective and to avoid any increase in transmission.
The following information on the correct use of masks is derived from practices in health care settings.
* Place the mask carefully, ensuring it covers the mouth and nose, and tie it securely to minimize any gaps between the face and the mask.
* Avoid touching the mask while wearing it.
* Remove the mask using the appropriate technique: do not touch the front of the mask but untie it from behind.
* After removal or whenever a used mask is inadvertently touched, clean hands using an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
* Replace masks as soon as they become damp with a new clean, dry mask.
* Do not re-use single-use masks.
* Discard single-use masks after each use and dispose of them immediately upon removal.