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How Face Masks Actually Protect You From COVID-19

27-Jun-2022

How Face Masks Actually Protect You From COVID-19

Unlike other face masks that rely on physically blocking viral particles to provide protection, our virucidal PPE is uniquely designed to kill 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 within 5 minutes of contact*. Face masks have been a regular part of life over the past two years. Along with lockdowns, vaccination drives, and celebrities ...

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Are Face Masks Still Necessary?

08-Jun-2022

Are Face Masks Still Necessary?

Face mask use is declining among the general public, but it shouldn’t be. Face mask mandates, or the lack thereof, are wildly varied across the globe. In some places, restrictions were eased due to a decrease in daily infection rates, in others, the community had decided that enough was enough. Due to these mandate ...

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What is an FFP2 / FFP3 face mask?

23-May-2022

What is an FFP2 / FFP3 face mask?

Not all masks are created equal! Despite this, many people don’t know the difference between various kinds of masks or the ratings masks come with. We discussed the different types in a previous post, but in this article, we will be looking at what FFP2 and FFP3 mean. What are FFP standards? FFP stands for ...

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Are Disposable or Reusable Masks Better

18-May-2022

Are Disposable or Reusable Masks Better

There has been a lot of discussion around whether a reusable or disposable mask is better in the fight against COVID-19 and other viruses. While each has its pros and cons, for many there is no clear winner. Understanding where each has its drawbacks is essential to making the right decision for your health. Reusable ...

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ViraCoat’s ISO Certifications and What They Mean

06-May-2022

ViraCoat’s ISO Certifications and What They Mean

What is ISO? The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) is a global, independent, non-governmental organisation that develops standards to ensure quality and safety. “ISO was founded with the idea of answering a fundamental question: what’s the best way of doing this?” To ensure its standards ...

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The Story Behind ViraCoat’s Virucidal Face Masks

27-Apr-2022

The Story Behind ViraCoat’s Virucidal Face Masks

“It’s real kryptonite for viruses” — the story behind ViraCoat’s virucidal technology begins about two years ago when researcher Brian Eatwell came across an article outlining old methods of using bronze to ward off diseases and infections. Mr Eatwell has worked with metals and polymers for almost three ...

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Why you Should Wear a Face Mask

27-Mar-2022

Why you Should Wear a Face Mask

It feels like a lifetime ago that governments were beginning to discuss lockdown procedures and introducing us to ‘social distancing’ measures, and as we begin to enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with vaccines and booster vaccines in mass circulation, some people may find themselves asking: ‘Why ...

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The Use of FFP2 Masks on Airlines

21-Mar-2022

The Use of FFP2 Masks on Airlines

Following the relaxation of rules surrounding both masks and international travel by the British government, a number of European airlines have introduced new PPE regulations to be obeyed by future passengers as the world begins to open up again. With the risk of newer, more transmissible variants springing up, ...

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The Differences in Face Masks According to Prof. Munir

17-Mar-2022

The Differences in Face Masks According to Prof. Munir

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no time like the present to begin re-evaluating ways in which we can learn to live alongside the virus, returning to the normality of life we took for granted in 2019. Alongside vaccines, safe social distancing practices, and our own independent vigilance, ...

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What Kind of Mask Should I Be Using?

04-Mar-2022

What Kind of Mask Should I Be Using?

As part of the fight against the spread of COVID-19, health officials around the world recommended the use of face coverings in public to try and prevent, or at least reduce, the spread of viruses. A study by The Kirby Institute in New South Wales looking at the epidemic in Victoria in late 2020 found ...

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