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What Fabric to Use and How to Make Homemade Face Masks

In recent posts, many online sources have answered questions on what fabric or material to use to make homemade face masks. We have compiled a short, but not exhaustive, list of fabrics suggested by professionals. The 3M respirators and N95 medical protective masks are largely unavailable for purchase however, it is possible to make a protective mask (although not as effective as the above masks) at home. The CDC now suggests that all Americans wear protective face masks when in public. 

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville has suggested using tightly woven fabrics for do-it-yourself facial coverings. 
  • Kaiser Permanente has also published instructions on DIY masks, also calling for two layers of cotton fabrics.
  • The CDC states "Use tightly woven cotton, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets. T-shirt fabric will work in a pinch."

For instructions on How to Make Protective Face Masks at Home click the link and read our blog post. 

At CPAPfix.com we also have a limited number of personal protective masks available in our store.  https://www.cpapfix.com/products/protective-mask-disposabe-3-pack

Respiratory Warning

WARNING: These protective masks may help reduce exposures to certain airborne particulates. Before use, the wearer must read and understand the instructions above. Misuse may result in sickness or death. 

What Fabric to Use and How to Make Homemade Face Masks

In recent posts, many online sources have answered questions on what fabric or material to use to make homemade face masks. We have compiled a short, but not exhaustive, list of fabrics suggested by professionals. The 3M respirators and N95 medical protective masks are largely unavailable for purchase however, it is possible to make a protective mask (although not as effective as the above masks) at home. The CDC now suggests that all Americans wear protective face masks when in public. 

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville has suggested using tightly woven fabrics for do-it-yourself facial coverings. 
  • Kaiser Permanente has also published instructions on DIY masks, also calling for two layers of cotton fabrics.
  • The CDC states "Use tightly woven cotton, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets. T-shirt fabric will work in a pinch."

For instructions on How to Make Protective Face Masks at Home click the link and read our blog post. 

At CPAPfix.com we also have a limited number of personal protective masks available in our store.  https://www.cpapfix.com/products/protective-mask-disposabe-3-pack

Respiratory Warning

WARNING: These protective masks may help reduce exposures to certain airborne particulates. Before use, the wearer must read and understand the instructions above. Misuse may result in sickness or death. 

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