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The Most Popular Mask May Also Be the Least Effective, Study Finds

Best Life Logo By Lauren Gray of Best Life | Slide 1 of 10: With thousands of brands, styles, materials, and modifications to select from, it's hard to know which particular masks do the best job of preventing droplets from spreading. That's exactly why a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill decided to put a range of masks to the test. For a study published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine in December, they set out to find the most and least effective masks, and found that one of the most popular and prevalent styles is ranked at the bottom of the list for efficacy. Read on to find out how your mask ranks, and for more on dangerous mask designs, check out This Type of Face Mask Isn't Protecting You From COVID, WHO Warns.The researchers tested many of the most popular styles including woven nylon masks, multi-layer cotton masks, surgical masks, and tied bandana-style masks. It turns out, many of us are still walking around in masks that block the least amount of particles. Keep reading to see how effective each mask proved to be, from most efficient to least efficient at filtration. And for more on masks, check out Wearing This Mask Could Be Worse Than No Mask at All, Study Says.Read the original article on Best Life.

The Most Popular Mask May Also Be the Least Effective, Study Finds

With thousands of brands, styles, materials, and modifications to select from, it's hard to know which particular masks do the best job of preventing droplets from spreading. That's exactly why a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill decided to put a range of masks to the test. For a study published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine in December, they set out to find the most and least effective masks, and found that one of the most popular and prevalent styles is ranked at the bottom of the list for efficacy. Read on to find out how your mask ranks, and for more on dangerous mask designs, check out This Type of Face Mask Isn't Protecting You From COVID, WHO Warns.

The researchers tested many of the most popular styles including woven nylon masks, multi-layer cotton masks, surgical masks, and tied bandana-style masks. It turns out, many of us are still walking around in masks that block the least amount of particles. Keep reading to see how effective each mask proved to be, from most efficient to least efficient at filtration. And for more on masks, check out Wearing This Mask Could Be Worse Than No Mask at All, Study Says.

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