Fashion Masks are made of cotton blended fabrics and serve as a fashionable cover for disposable masks. They may also be worn alone and prevent you from touching your face. These masks are not made of medical grade materials but may assist in the prevention of contamination.
Studies of cloth mask use to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, show a simple mask can lower risk of infection to others. The effect is greatest when masks are used along with hand hygiene and social distancing.
No face covering, whether it’s homemade or a medical mask, makes you invincible. Do not take risks because you are wearing a mask.
If a mask gets wet or damp while you are wearing it, it’s less effective, so keep your mask clean and dry.
There is currently no published research on the efficacy of cloth masks.
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