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How to make a face mask with your @centinelle scarf or bandana - A stylish complement to hand-washing, social-distancing and other measures to mitigate the pandemic. So protection is better than not protection but we highly encourage you to make your own face mask JUST for a quick visit to the supermarket and essential trips, combined with 6ft of social distancing and good hygiene. I put together important information I found on a few publications, please go to our blog at centinelle.com to find this information about masks and effectivity among materials. Be safe and help others. And remember the most effective protection is TO STAY HOME! #stayhome #socialdistancing #howtomakeafacemask #style #shopsmall #besafe #quarantine #facemasktutorial #facemask

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A stylish complement to hand-washing, social-distancing and other measures to mitigate the pandemic.

 

Please read it all, be safe and help others.

 

As we know there is a face masks shortage and the world is running out of face masks and we  would leave N95 and the most effective methods for the health workers taking care of all of us and people in higher risk. 

 

So protection is better than not protection but we highly encourage you to make your own mask, just for a quick visits to the supermarket and essential trips, combined with 6ft of social distancing and good hygiene.

 

Below I put together important information I found about masks and effectivity among materials.

 

If you don’t have a sewing machine and you are BAD at hand sewing my scarf / bandana tutorial could be a good choice for you.

You can add a layer of an old cotton  t-shirt for more filtration.

 

 

And remember the most effective protection is TO STAY HOME!

 

 Please keep reading and be informed…

 

 

It's Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work

“Meanwhile, several studies have tested the performance of masks improvised from household materials. A 2008 paper found that masks made from kitchen towels were about half as protective as surgical masks. For a study published in 2013, scientists compared the filtration efficiency of surgical masks to linen, silk, a scarf, a kitchen towel, a pillowcase, a vacuum cleaner bag, and masks that volunteers made from 100 percent-cotton T-shirts. The surgical mask performed best, followed by the vacuum cleaner bag and kitchen towel, but the latter were too thick and stiff to be worn for long periods of time. The T-shirt masks were comfortable, though, and one-third as effective as the surgical masks. “Our findings suggest that a homemade mask should only be considered as a last resort,” the authors wrote, “but it would be better than no protection.” A 2010 study reached a nearly identical conclusion.

WIRED - https://www.wired.com/story/its-time-to-face-facts-america-masks-work/

 

 

It’s Time to Make Your Own Face Mask

“But that doesn’t mean face masks for the public are a bad idea, if we had enough masks. Contrary to what American officials told us, many studies show that widespread mask-wearing might be a very effective complement to hand-washing, social-distancing and other measures to mitigate the pandemic.

New York Times - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/coronavirus-n95-mask.html

 

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