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What are the Best Materials for Making DIY Masks?

Given the massive mask shortage, we've been busy for weeks making homemade PPE for healthcare workers. News sources everywhere are encouraging people to use masks, and telling us that homemade masks are a good option to protect against viruses.

As people everywhere are rushing to make masks, for themselves and others, what are the best materials to use? According to researchers at Cambridge University, the most effective household materials for capturing virus are: vacuum cleaner bags, dish towels, cotton blend shirt fabric, and 100% cotton shirt. Smart Air Filters breaks down the percentage of protection per household item used to make masks, and also includes other household items that you can use to begin making and using masks now.

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