VOGMASK is a simple, non invasive way to protect respiratory health and an essential tool to advocate for your own wellness.
Vogmasks feature a reusable filtering mask with two layers of filter media sewn into middle of the mask: a carbon filter; and highly efficient particle VM filter for protecting from microscopic particles including biologics, dust, pollen, shavings, mold, and contaminants in poor air quality.
All Vogmasks' 95% conforming filter class test for viral and bacterial filtering efficiency at >99.9% in our annual audit testing conducted by Nelson Labs. Other tests including Particle Filtering Efficiency, Inhalation and Exhalation Resistance, and Total Valve Leakage.
NON-VALVED VOGMASKS filter inflow and outflow, helping to protect the mask wearer and the community from exhaled droplets of the mask wearer, filtering inflow and outflow. Many regions are recommending no valve face coverings so that people who are asymptomatic do not exhale their germs into the commmunity.
VALVED VOGMASKS (with the round disk on the side of the mask, the Exhale Valve(V) likewise protect the wearer of the mask from inhaling airborne microscopic particles. However, please note the wearer's exhale escapes partially unfiltered through the valve. Valved masks are suitable for biking, hiking, hazardous air quality, mold, dust, and environments for protection of the mask wearer not interacting with the public in proximity.
We encourage responsible use of valved masks. Every valved vogmask purchased from Vogmask.sg is shipped with a free OEM 3D printed valve cover so that the wearer has flexibility & responsible use for all occasions.
If you own an existing valved Vogmask and the exhale valve is deemed a concern, securely seal with tape from the inside. You may wish to contact us should you wish to purchase additional valve covers.
You are advised to wash your hands before and after you take off the mask. A mask cannot be the sole preventive measure, other factors like social distancing, personal hygiene, good hand washing practices, etc must be observed at all times. If in doubt please consult your doctor or health practitioner.
HOW DO I KEEP MY VOGMASK CLEAN?
This is a common question asked in light of the coronavirus pandemic. To put things into perspective, a mask is not a special "germ magnet". It is not the only part that gets exposed to viral particles and germs - your hands, bags, shoes, outerwear, metro/mrt cards and mobile phone are probably more biologically contaminated. These are constantly in contact with foreign objects or your hands, whereas no one consciously brushing his masked faced against any foreign objects. Therefore, we stress that you must avoid touching your face, even when masked. You are advised to wash your hands before and after you take off the mask.
VOGMASK CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS: For a daily refresh, we recommend the use of Alcohol >61% wipes or spray on outer surfaces eg. Isopropyl Alcohol. Take care not to oversaturate. A spot test is recommended. Avoid Plant-based or new-age "green" disinfectants made from plant bio-products, oils or acids and wipes with added moisturisers. These are not recommended as they may cause fabric dyes to bleed and clog filter media.
Exposure to sunlight is acceptable. Effect of UV light sterilisers or microwave is unknown because we have not tested effect on filter media, and thus not recommended
Vogmasks are surface washable. Do not soak or immerse. Handwash quickly by rinsing outer and inner layer with warm water eg. under a running tap. If preferred, add a drop of liquid soap and gently rub around inner and outer layer. Rinse again. Have a dry towel on standby to soak up excess water. Hang to fully dry before storage in a cool, dry place.
The valve is permanently attached to the mask. Do not detach for washing. Rinsing the valve is sufficient enough to clear it of microscopic dust and particles.
You need not wash the mask frequently. It is recommended to wash the Vogmask once a month to avoid over-washing. The daily refresh or wipe down method is suggested to preserve filter efficiency and avoid wear and tear. Overwashing may eventually affect integrity of filter media sewn into middle layers of the mask.
Wash the mask only when you wish to clean the outer and inner layer. Washing the mask does not clear the filter media of microscopic particles. For maximum cleanliness, respirator users should wash their hands before putting on a respirator and after taking one off.