Why You Should Upgrade to a Victory Mask
Masks are worn for both source control to reduce spreading the virus via respiratory droplets and as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent you inhaling the aerosolized virus.
These provide 2% to 38% (0.02 to 1 µm particles) filtration efficiency. Cloth masks have near zero efficiency at 0.3 µm, a particle size that easily penetrates into the lungs. Given the extremely low efficiency of cloth masks as filters and their poor fit, the evidence shows that cloth masks offer no protection for the wearer from inhaling infectious particles.
Masks should be worn for source control, which along with other infection control measures, can be effective at protecting others. According to the FDA, however, cloth masks and surgical masks are—at best—only source control. Sometimes they protect others…but they don’t protect you.
These provide 30% to 50% (0.02 to 1 µm particles) filtration efficiency. Similar to cloth masks, the data suggest that surgical masks worn by the public can be part of the solution to reduce disease transmission (source control) during a pandemic. But, also like cloth masks, surgical masks offer very low levels of protection for the wearer from aerosol inhalation.
Upgrade to a Victory Mask Today
The Filter used in the Victory Mask family of products has been shown to have 99.9% efficiency at 0.1µm. The ComfortSeal Filter also improves the fit and seal to vastly reduce leaks around the edges.