Is your mask safe?

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Is your mask safe?
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IS your mask safe? A new survey by Which? suggests that some offer little or no protection

Consumer expert Which? surveyed 15 face masks and discovered that some filter out as little as 7 per cent of harmful bacteria.

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The survey found that Suberdrug’s Etiquette mask, Lloyds Pharmacy’s mask Termin8 Lightweight Breathable and White Patterned from Asda are so bad that Which? issued them with a ‘Don’t Buy’ rating. Asda has pulled its mask off the shelves as a result.

Which? awarded two of the products tested ‘Best Buy’ status because they were comfortable and breathable without compromising on filtration.


These are the NEQI reusable face mask (£15 for 3), which is available from retailers including Boots and Ocado, as well as Bags of Ethics Great British Designer face coverings (£15 for 3), available at Asos and John Lewis.

Interestingly, experts also found that all reusable masks performed better after being put through a hot wash, as the hot water causes that fibres to become more compressed.


Head of Home Products and Services at Which?, Natalie Hitchins, said:

“We would urge manufacturers to use our findings to up their game and improve their products.”

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1 COMMENT

  1. and another false report
    These masks do not filter viruses (Corona) under any circumstances – they confuse it with bacteria
    the virus is a hundred times smaller than the mask can filter
    the mask is harmful in many other ways and long-term wear has been shown to damage your health

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