Nano Foundation is a charitable organization near Alabama, and they have collaborated with Brigham Young University to create a mask that is somewhat similar to N95 respirators. What they are planning to do is make this mask available for everyone in the world. This mask will be six times breathable than the N95 respirator, and it will be more effective at filtering out harmful airborne particles and limiting the spread of COVID-19 than the N95 respirators.
It will soon be available for the masses to use during this catastrophic time. There are several reasons why this mask is being manufactured by the Nano foundation. Anton Bowden is a BYU professor of engineering, and he says that there are different types of masks. Every mask has been manufactured for a certain industry, and there are different effectiveness levels of such different masks. Not every N95 respirator has been manufactured to deal with COVID-19.
He says that cloth masks might keep the wearer protected from harmful airborne particles, but there is a significant difference between cloth masks and the masks that have been approved by NIOSH to be used during COVID-19, which are N95 respirators. The N95 respirator is 95 percent efficient at filtering out airborne particles that could be harmful to a person’s health. The N95 respirators can filter out smaller airborne particles than cloth masks and surgical masks.
Furthermore, N95 respirators keep an individual safer than cloth masks because N95 masks are better at keeping an individual safe than cloth masks. The N95 respirators are so crucial that higher healthcare officials have recommended healthcare workers to use N95 respirators; this is because of the shortage of N95 respirators. The reason why there has been a shortage of N95 respirators in the first place is that everyone wants N95 respirators.
A mask or a respirator that protects the wearer from inhaling harmful airborne particles is called the N95 respirator; these airborne particles include bacteria, smog, fog, dust, dirt, infectious agents, and viral diseases, etc. The N95 respirator is 95 percent efficient at the filtration of harmful airborne particles. The N95 respirator prevents the wearer from inhaling harmful airborne particles into an individual’s body or lungs. Therefore, N95 respirators are safer than other masks and respirators because the N95 respirators are 95 percent effective at filtering out harmful airborne particles.
The demand for N95 masks has risen a lot in the United States of America (USA). Although the N95 respirator is the safest Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Anton Bowden says that the mask the research group has been planning to manufacture will be more breathable and more effective than N95 respirators. If it could not keep an individual safer than N95 respirators, it would at least be somewhat similar to N95 respirators. Will Vahle, who is the director of the Nanos Foundation, said that the mask they have been manufacturing ought to outperform N95 respirators.
The researchers used the fiber production technique to create layers on cloth masks that can trap harmful airborne particles and do not let the airborne particles get into the wearer’s body by inhaling it. Therefore, these masks are covered by layers that can keep an individual safe from harmful airborne particles in the environment. Moreover, they will limit the spread of COVID-19.
A layer is formed onto the mask by the fibers that are spread over a cloth mask. Therefore, it keeps an individual safe from contracting contagious diseases like COVID-19. The researchers had planned to manufacture a mask that is comfortable like cloth masks and protective like the N95 masks, which they have manufactured. Before working on the mask, Vahle said that the idea of creating such a mask was spiraling around his head, but when he noticed that nobody was working on it, he started working on it.
The fiber of this mask does not make it hard for the wearer to breathe, and this is what is the best thing about this mask. This mask uses electrostatic charges to trap the harmful airborne particles and inhibit such airborne particles from entering an individual’s body. Such masks have already been manufactured that trap harmful airborne particles through electrostatic charges, but these masks do not last long.
However, the 95+ is long-lasting, and the charge lasts longer than other masks that have been manufactured similar to the 95+ mask. Therefore, this mask has been manufactured to keep the public safe from COVID-19. Another reason why this mask has been manufactured is to deal with the primary problem of the shortage of N95 respirators.
When COVID-19 hit the United States, people would buy N95 respirators in ample amounts and keep it in stock for months. Afterward, the N95 respirators have remained short as a result of people buying so many N95 respirators. Higher authorities recommended the public to wear cloth masks to keep N95 respirators in stock for the frontline healthcare workers who are putting their lives on the line to treat patients who have been infected by COVID-19.
The Nanos Foundation is planning to manufacture a mask that is breathable and keeps an individual safer than N95 respirators. Since there has been a shortage of N95 respirators, this mask will help the public to deal with the shortage. Furthermore, this mask will be available for everyone in the world, and it will hopefully save more lives as well.