Black Ice Face Masks are also made for children . Like the adult version, they come with two replaceable activated charcoal filters that insert into the mask and are the key to breathing clean air. These masks are made of 100% cotton and are designed to protect children ages 5-12 against dust, pollen, pollution, smoke and germs. (They can also fit older children with small faces or if petite, i.e. 5 feet or less in height.)
The masks are washable and reusable! Simply hand wash and air dry. The vent easily pops off when you wash the mask and snaps back in place when finished.
Rated PM2.5, the 5-layer charcoal filter** will filter out particles
like smoke and smog as small as 2.5 microns, making it perfect for
forest fires, smog, and smoky environments. The layer of activated
charcoal will adsorb† viruses, bacteria and gases from the air. The
charcoal filter rests behind the vent in a pocket of the mask's
lining, so exhaled air goes the through charcoal filter before exiting the mask.
The 100% cotton mask features:
- Adjustable metal nose bridge
Adjustable ear loops
One-way breathing valve for venting moisture
- Vent snaps open to remove for washing
Quality hand-stitched material
Made from recycled materials
Durable construction for long life
The Face Mask package comes with two replaceable charcoal filter inserts:
Each filter is made of 5 layers with an activated charcoal layer in the center.
- Each is usable for 30-50 hours (under smoggy or smoky conditions, but for weeks if just used for germs). The filter should be replaced when it starts to get clogged with particulate.
PM2.5 will filter particulate matter (PM) up to 2.5 microns which includes smoke and smog (and is so tiny you can only see a 2.5 micron particle under a microscope).
The Black Ice Face Mask is also available in ADULT size
*Important Medical Health Disclaimer:
The Face Mask is not a replacement for medical grade personal protective equipment, and in circumstances where personal protective equipment is mandatory, you should only use NIOSH approved equipment. The decision to use this mask is solely your own and while it may significantly reduce the chance of infection (the charcoal is the key), it is not guaranteed to prevent you from getting an illness like COVID-19.
Please remember that the use of the Face Mask is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, washing your hands and refraining from touching your face. Follow the latest advice of the CDC and your own health care professionals as to how best to keep yourself safe.
** Please note: The charcoal filter insert covers the exhale breathing vent.
† adsorb: to gather (a gas, liquid, or dissolved substance) on a surface in a condensed layer: Charcoal will adsorb gases. (Dictionary.com)