Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
While the worldwide ongoing debate about the appropriateness of wearing a medical mask, Israeli scientists have developed a reusable protective mask that cleans itself from the phone charger.
About the invention according to the website of technological Institute of the Technion in Haifa.
Clarifies that a protective mask protection class No. 95 can be recharged from a regular charger or a USB cable.
According to the researchers of the faculty of materials science and engineering, the viruses on the surface of the mask destroyed thanks to new technology of heating the layer of carbon fibers with electricity.
Moreover, these masks can be recharged from a conventional charging device for a mobile phone or a standard USB cable.
According to researchers, this reusable protective mask will help to overcome the problem of environmental pollution.
The mask is already patented in the USA, currently being negotiated with commercial entities about the mass production of sewn. It is assumed that the mask will be sold for $ 1.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that in the Center of public health of the Ministry of health reminded the rules of use of individual means of protection against infection with a coronavirus in the heat, which in Kiev has record. Even in the summer season, the rules remain the same, according to the doctors, and the mask should be changed frequently (in the summer it’s moistened then more often than in the cold season). Although the coronavirus on the surface of the mask is not propagated, this does not refer to pathogenic microorganisms that enter from the external environment or exhaled air.