A rapid innovation in response to a global shortage
When supplies were exhausted, we worked in consultation with health professionals to develop an evidence-based, reusable face mask. Our research found that fabric masks enhanced with additional filtration can improve respiratory protection with an effectiveness of up to 74% against 1-micron particles and up to 70% against 0.02-micron particles. Studies have also shown that 3-layers of 100% cotton, which is the case for all TakeCare masks, can offer the same respiratory protection or even slightly better than surgical masks.
TakeCare Supply is manufactured in Toronto, Canada. In this time of crisis, TakeCare Supply is helping to rebuild North America's manufacturing base and keep factory workers employed. They in turn are producing high-quality, evidence-based masks that you can trust.
These reusable masks are not intended to be a replacement for N95 or medical-grade masks, and no claims are being made that they are.
How TakeCare Masks Work
New York Times
NYT: Tests performed by Dr. Segal noted that "homemade masks in his study were as good as surgical masks or slightly better, testing in the range of 70 to 79 percent filtration."
The Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Cloth masks enhanced with additional filtration can improve respiratory protection.
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
University of Cambridge study on efficacy of homemade masks: some protection to prevent droplet transmission.