FEATURES

SPECIFICATIONS

USAGE

For use in everyday protection against common dust, pollen, allergens, UVA, and UVB.  Comfort and breathability make the Perma Mask suitable for wearing throughout the day and for light exercise.  Permanently antimicrobial fabric reduces the growth of bacteria and odors on the mask.

NOT FOR MEDICAL USE.

Antimicrobial fabric is a not substitute for good hygiene, which includes frequent washing of the mask with laundry detergent, frequent washing of hands with soap, minimizing touching of the mask, and avoiding placing the mask on unsanitized surfaces.

FABRIC

Mask: 65% Polyester, 35% cotton

Earloops: Nylon and Spandex earloops, silicone earloop adjusters

SIZE

Height: 5.7 inches (14.5 cm)

The Perma Mask fits most adults (male and female) with its adjustable the earloops.  To make sure the mask height fits you before purchasing, measure the distance on your nose just below your eyes to your chin.

If this distance on your face is 5.7 inches or less, the mask will fit you.  If this distance on your face is more than 5.7 inches, then the mask may be too small for you.

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPONENT

Nano Zinc Oxide, a broad spectrum antimicrobial ingredient and “generally recognized as safe when used with good manufacturing practices”, according to the US FDA.  Nano Zinc Oxide is integrated into fabric fibers by Perma’s proprietary manufacturing technology.

 

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPONENT

Nano Zinc Oxide, a broad spectrum antimicrobial ingredient and “generally recognized as safe when used with good manufacturing practices”, according to the US FDA.  Nano Zinc Oxide is integrated into fabric fibers by Perma’s proprietary manufacturing technology.

 

UV PROTECTION TESTS

93.4%

UVA Blocked

98.4%

UVB Blocked

44.3%

Ultraviolet Protection Factor

Tested by

WARNINGS

This mask is NOT for use: 1) as a surgical mask, to provide liquid barrier protection; 2) in a clinical setting where the infection risk level through inhalation exposure is high; 3) for antimicrobial or antiviral protection or related uses or uses for infection prevention or reduction or related uses; 4) as a respiratory protective device; or 5) for high risk aerosol-generating procedures.

 

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What experts say

 The use of face masks in the community could be considered, especially when visiting busy, closed spaces, such as grocery stores, shopping centres, or when using public transport, etc.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

April 8, 2020

 For the population, the RKI recommends wearing a mouth-nose cover (textile barrier in the sense of an MNS) in certain situations in public space. This applies in particular to situations in which several people meet in closed rooms and stay there longer (e.g. work place) or the distance of at least 1.5 m to other people cannot be maintained (e.g. in shops, on public transport).

Robert Koch Instittue (RKI)

German government institute for infectious diseases, April 18, 2020

 Zinc, a nutrient found throughout your body, helps your immune system and metabolism function. Zinc is also important to wound healing and your sense of taste and smell.

The Mayo Clinic

US nonprofit research, education, and healthcare organization

 In addition to its use in sunscreens, zinc oxide is also used in non-sunscreen ointments, pastes, and lotions for various skin disorders because of its protective, astringent, and antiseptic properties.

US FDA

Report on safe ingredients for over-the-counter sunscreens, February 26, 2019

 AAFA urges all governors to follow the public health evidence by enforcing social distancing and encourage mask wearing in accordance with CDC recommendations. Furthermore, countries with a social norm around universal mask wearing
in the context of a respiratory epidemic have seen far better control of their epidemics to
date.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Letter to National Governers Association, April 10, 2020

 In addition to its use in sunscreens, zinc oxide is also used in non-sunscreen ointments, pastes, and lotions for various skin disorders because of its protective, astringent, and antiseptic properties.

US FDA

Report on safe ingredients for over-the-counter sunscreens, February 26, 2019