Making a fabric face mask at home might seem straightforward (if you need a tutorial, here's an easy DIY face mask guide), but what material should you use to make it?
There are good and bad materials to be aware of when making your face mask at home, so we spoke to an expert for his tips on the best DIY face mask material to use when crafting one yourself.
TUESDAY, April 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- What's the best material for a do-it-yourself face mask?
Yang Wang, an assistant professor of environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has some suggestions based on initial testing. He investigated how a few common household materials -- such as pillowcases, scarves and furnace filters -- filtered out aerosols.
The new coronavirus may survive for a few hours on airborne aerosols and is also spread through larger droplets from a cough or a sneeze.