WHO-approved reusable facemask developed by scientists uses patented silver-based technology and 3D knitted fabric to protect against COVID-19 and fight against PPE plastic pollution
Employers, schools, charities and organisation leaders can now protect their staff, pupils, members and volunteers
with the Silver Life Face Coverings – providing ultimate, scientifically proven, sustainable protection
As lockdown is set to continue for a few more weeks, it has never been more important for employers, schools, charities and organisation leaders to protect their staff, pupils, members and volunteers with a facemask that guarantees full protection against the COVID-19 virus. Fabric face coverings and ‘fashion masks’ offer some minimal protection but now a team of healthcare scientists have developed The Silver Life Face Covering. This facemask uses silver-based 3D knitted technology and meets the World Health Organisation’s recommendations for use against the current microbial pandemic.
The Silver Life Face Coverings are probably the most comfortable and effective silver face coverings in the world, meaning that staff who have to wear them for long periods of time do not experience discomfort. They are made from silver-based 3D knitted technology to ensure the mask:
Silver Life Face Covering is environmentally friendly, reusable for up to 100 washes and provides comfortable protection for all. It is:
The Silver Life Face Covering uses silver as an integral part of the thread of its fabric, due to silver’s antiviral and antibacterial properties. The mask also filters incoming air and the outgoing breath through a mesh size of just 3 microns (whereas ten microns is the current WHO standard) and is an effective filter in reducing air pollution particles, as well as airborne viruses such as COVID-19.
The Silver Life Face Covering is also reusable for up to 100 washes and is made from 36% recycled material, making it better for the environment than standard issue personal protective equipment masks which are neither reusable or recyclable. Globally, 129 billion face masks are used every month, and more and more of these masks are finding their way into the ocean.
Dr Alan Green, environmentalist and founder of SP Science Limited (the owner of The Silver Life Face Coverings) says: “Facemasks have become virtually compulsory both here in the UK and elsewhere throughout the world and employers need to provide their employees with daily masks to keep them safe. Unfortunately, this has led to the estimate that the UK throws out 53 million face masks per day, and everyone has witnessed people throwing face masks onto the ground – our supermarket forecourts and entrances are littered with them!”
“The consequence is that face masks are now found in our high streets, rivers, meadows, oceans – almost everywhere. Of course, we’re already aware of the huge pollution problems from plastic wastes that are literally choking our oceans, as reported by Greenpeace and others, and now coral reefs in the Indian Ocean are also suffering from “face mask pollution” too.”
“Single-use or disposable face masks are made using a variety of plastics, including polypropylene, polyethylene and vinyl – which means they can take up to 450 years to break down. Even then, the plastic stays around as tiny microplastics. These microplastics are causing fundamental problems to our world-wide ecosystems and have even been found in the Antarctic and Arctic environments.”
“This mask has been developed by experienced healthcare scientists and has safety, the environment, recycling and manufacturing standards at the core of its design. Sustainability is at the essence of The Silver Life Face Covering, as it also meets US Environmental Protection Agency standards for disposal – the only silver-based textile that does so.”
The Silver Life Face Covering was created by 3-D knitting technology experts. SP Science Limited helped finalise the product for real-life use and undertakes sole source marketing and sales activity throughout the world. SP Science Limited is a company formed by a group of highly experienced scientists and public healthcare specialists, with long-term experience in the healthcare sector. Their aim is to provide a range of barrier protection products for use by the general public. These are carefully selected for environmentally sustainability and use recycled materials in their core manufacture.
“Since November 2018, we have undertaken a worldwide review of the anti-microbial marketplace” says Alan. “We have now secured the use of ground-breaking, proven international technologies. These technologies provide the protection our customers are seeking in this time of concern about viruses, and infections – and offer an ideal solution to disposable PPE face masks, which are now having a detrimental effect on our environment.”
Silver Life Face Coverings cost £33.44 for a pack of four masks plus postage (discounts are available for bulk purchasing for staff). They are available in black, and other colours will be available soon. Visit https://www.silverlifemasks.com/ for more information. The masks are also available for purchase on Amazon, eBay and ETSY.