A rapid innovation in response to a global shortage
With supplies 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.
TakeCare Supply is manufactured in Toronto, Canada. In this time of crisis, TakeCare Supply is helping to keep factory workers employed. They in turn are producing masks and helping to alleviate the critical supply shortage.
How TakeCare Masks Work
New York Times
NYT: healthy individuals, especially those with essential jobs who cannot avoid public transportation or close interaction with others, may need to start wearing masks more regularly.
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.