The Sport Kit includes one Honeycomb Pollution mask, one disposable Coconut Sport Filter and two reusable exhalation valves for the filter. You breathe in through the activated carbon filter. When you breathe out, a flap in each exhalation valve allows the air to expel rapidly. This mask was evaluated by elite athletes competing in test events in Beijing before the air cleared for the games in August 2008.
The Sport Filters have a new source of carbon. Instead of bituminous coal, the new carbon layer is a cellulose base containing military grade steam activated carbon from coconut shells with no additional substances.
The I Can Breathe!® Multipurpose certified Organic Cotton Mask is a comfort mask made with three layers of soft, natural color fabric to reduce exposure to dust, pollen, mold, dander, and lint. No dyes or bleach have been used on the fabric. See the Silk Comfort Mask for the design. Adjustable cotton twill ear loops hold the mask in place. Naturally latex-free.
Wash the mask before wearing with a cleaner that has no scent and does not leave a residue to clog the fabric. Scent free Seventh Generation liquid detergent works well. The Organic Cotton Comfort Mask filters particles and the seal is effective. If breathing becomes difficult, it is time to wash the mask in hot or cool water, with a detergent that leaves no residue, then rinse well and hang to dry. May be rolled in a towel to blot water then wear damp for humidification in dry atmosphere, such as on long flights or in a desert. A beard is incompatible with wearing a mask.
Please note that respiratory masks are personal products which due to health standards may not be exchanged or returned for resale. Masks are guaranteed for any defects in construction.
The Organic Cotton with Bamboo Carbon Mask is washable in cool water with mild, unscented detergent. It has 4 layers of fabric, 2 layers of bamboo carbon sandwiched between 2 layers of organic cotton. The effectiveness of the bamboo carbon may last through washing approximately 60 times. Wash by hand, rinse well, roll in a towel to get rid of excess water, then hang to dry. Wash a new mask before wearing.
Bamboo carbon contains many pores and gaps in its structure, making it excellent for adsorption, electromagnetic shielding, and infrared emitting. Besides adsorption, bamboo charcoal is also known to be antibacterial and anti-fungal. The antibacterial and deodorizing benefits of bamboo comes from the nano particles of bamboo charcoal and not chemicals, making the fabric much more acceptable to chemically sensitive people.
Please note that respiratory masks are personal products which due to health standards may not be exchanged or returned for resale. All sales are final. Masks are guaranteed for any defects in construction. Disclaimer. A beard is incompatible with wearing a mask.