Cotton Dust Proof Face Mask – Benefits and risk during COVID-19 crisis

Posted by vivek choudhary on December 23rd, 2020

The government has made it mandatory to wear cotton face mask covering mouth and nose (MNC) as an effective strategy to fight SARS-CoV-2 infections. In many countries, this directive has been extended on shopping malls or public transportation. This paper aims to critically analyze the statutory regulation to wear protective masks during the COVID-19 crisis from a medical standpoint.


We performed a wide-ranging query of the most current publications addressing the preclusion of viral infections, counting the use of face masks in the society as a method to prevent the increase of the disease. We addressed the issues of viability, professional use, and satisfactoriness based on the community and the surroundings where the user resided.


Upon our critical review of the available literature, we found only weak evidence for wearing a cotton dust proof face mask as an efficient, hygienic tool to prevent the spread of a viral infection. However, the use of MNC seems to be linked to relevant protection during close contact scenarios by limiting pathogen-containing aerosol and liquid droplet dissemination.

Importantly, we found evidence for significant respiratory compromise in patients with severe obstructive pulmonary disease, secondary to the development of hypercapnia. This could also happen in patients with lung infections, with or without CoV-2.

The knowledge that the use of face masks delays the SARS-CoV-2 transmission is rapidly gaining popularity in the general population. Politicians need guidance on how the public should use masks to fight the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. In this review, we summarize the relevant literature on this topic.

Respiratory masks (RM) are protective devices covering a part of the face. Cotton face mask near me are designed to protect both the person who wears them and the immediate environment from breathable pollutants (respiratory poisons or bacterial/viral pathogenic organisms).

Different masks can be classified as I) full masks (normed following EN 136) and II) half and quarter masks (EN 140). While a full mask covers the whole face, a half-mask fits from under the chin to above the nose, a quarter mask fits from the top of the nose to the top of the chin. The breathing resistance varies proportionally to the density of the mask material.

Cotton face mask for sale everyday use (temporary masks made from fabric, etc.: These masks grant no protection for the user from being infected. However, it is safe to assume there is a small risk reduction for droplet transmission, especially during exhalation, resulting in a reduction of potential viral spread. These masks should not be used in the health care system, but are commonly recommended for the general population for walking, shopping, or using public transportation.

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