Japan’s Copper Fiber Mask Can Kill COVID-19 Virus Particles In Just 4 Hours
The current number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached over 7 million. There is no cure in sight and countries are still racing to find a vaccine. The whole world has been in a state of lockdown and people have been in self-isolation and self-quarantine from the start of the New Year. The disease is dangerous and has taken many lives but now we might have a fighting chance. A university in Japan might have found a revolutionary way of stopping the spread and keeping people safe using copper.
1A very unique mask
The Gunma University in Japan has collaborated with local textile manufacture to come up with quite a unique mask for the people. It is a mask made from copper fiber that can kill germs and more importantly coronavirus particles in just 4 hours. This could be a revolutionary breakthrough during this pandemic.
2The other possibilities
If this product proves to be successful and is a hit with the public, then manufacturers can focus on other possible products. They can use the copper fiber in gloves and other protective gear for doctors and regular citizens. This will not only give the wearer more protection but it will also give them the confidence to do their jobs better and without any worry.
3Why copper fiber?
Copper is inherently antimicrobial which means that any germs or bacteria that come in contact with the surface of copper will die. The surface of copper can continuously kill bacteria that cause infections. Other alloys such as brass, bronze, and copper-nickel also contain antimicrobial properties. Copper-nickel alloys are a popular choice for antimicrobial touch surface applications.
4What is special about these masks?
According to reports from the Gunma University in Japan, the copper fiber mask can kill coronavirus germs within 4 hours of contact. This means the masks will always be clean and will not cause a risk of spreading the virus. This is something we need right now as no cure for the virus has yet been prepared.
5Their comparison to normal masks
Since the outbreak people across the world have been asked to wear masks while stepping out of their homes. This is to keep them safe from the COVID-19 germs that could be lingering in the air. The normal masks people are now wearing are either made from plastic or cloth.