Is it safe to cut out a piece of filter from a filterete square and place it in a DIY facemask?
Those ones filteretes you can get in the hardware section that are sold in thin squares. I've seen tutorials on diy facemasks and want to know if it's safe to cut out a piece of the filter to put in the mask for added protection. Thanks
- Christin KLv 72 months ago
If that filter is made of fiberglass NO it's not safe! If it's made from something without fibers that could potentially get into your lungs, maybe. You'll have to make that call yourself by reading the label to find out the material the filter is made from.
As far as needing protection from the virus, the face mask you make is only really good for keeping your coughs, sneezes and droplets from infecting OTHERS--not for keeping viruses out of YOU.
- spacemissingLv 72 months ago
You would have a tough time getting a good seal.
It's not worth the trouble.
If local stores are out of masks, order something from an online source.
This is what I'm using, a GVS Elipse.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Depends what you want protection from:
dusty working, sure it is better than nothing,
coronavirus, not unsafe, just not going to do anything.
Practice social distancing and hand washing is the way.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
theoretically isn't better than nothing. not much, and some
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- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
It isn't unsafe per se. It is TOTALLY USELESS as protection against ANY germs.
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 72 months ago
All those masks do is give people a false sense of security. Keeping distance from people is much more effective. So no, not really.
- Sir CausticLv 62 months ago
Oh gosh, no. You could cut yourself. Knives, and scissors, are very dangerous, especially when used by people who ask questions like what you just did, then. Stay away from sharp objects. Please.