Silk could make medical masks more effective

Researchers from the University of Cincinnati have found that silk can help prevent the spread of

viruses that cause covid. To do this, a silk mask must be worn along with a conventional surgical mask. Discuss

Biologists from the University of Cincinnatifound that silk helps to better protect against coronavirus. In addition, if you wear a silk mask along with a surgical one, this will extend the life of the latter. The results of the study were published in the journal Aerosol and Air Quality Research.

Silk has many benefits.For example, this material is more breathable than cotton. Silk masks also differ in antimicrobial properties, they drain water, and do not absorb it, like most cotton masks.

In addition, during the study, it was shown that when using a silk mask along with a surgical respiratory load, it does not increase.

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