New Face Masks Kill Germs On Contact
The world might be getting some help in its fight against global viruses thanks to a state-of-the-art face mask being made in Arizona.
Pintler Medical LLC claims to have created a mask that kills the germs with which it comes into contact, reports Fox 10 Phoenix.
It takes quite the process for Pintler's masks to be ready to destroy germs. The masks are made with a cotton twill that is transformed to a polypyrrole after a 13-hour process.
Since polypyrrole is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, these masks will kill germs and viruses exhaled by the person wearing them. The masks are rather sustainable, as they can be washed and reused without sacrifice to the fabric's germ-killing capabilities.
The masks are being sold for $35 a piece at Summit Male Medical in Tempe, Arizona. Since sales began, the business has sold out of the masks at least once, but hopes to get more masks in stock each week.
Other mask-related technology is being put into use right now. In late March, the Food And Drug Administration approved a machine said to be able to decontaminate thousands of respirators a day.