UF Has Developed 2 Prototypes For Alternative Medical Masks

By Amanda Roland
Medical masks

The University of Florida Health’s Department of Anesthesiology is making strides by developing prototypes of medical masks that can be made out of materials already found in medical facilities, according to the Department of Anesthesiology.

“The makeshift masks use Halyard H600 two-ply spun polypropylene that cannot be penetrated by water, bacteria, or particles,” according to the Department of Anesthesiology. “It blocks 99.9% of particulates, making the masks about 4% more effective at blocking particulate material than the N95 masks.”

The department is working on two prototypes of these medical masks that have been fit tested. Visit their website HERE to view the prototypes and learn how to make the masks.

You can also donate money to the COVID-19 Masks fund HERE.

by Amanda Roland


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