Scientists with an antiviral layer mask that inactivates the coronavirus. The plan is to modify the material used for the mask with anti-viral chemicals. Researchers at Northwestern University in the United States say that it can sanitize exhaled breath. The new findings are based on a simulated laboratory experiment on breathing, coughing, and sneezing. At the end of the experiments, the antiviral chemicals phosphoric acid and copper salt was selected.
The researchers found that the non-woven fabric used in regular masks accurately demonstrated the anti-viral concept. The study also found that such masks make breathing easier.
A mask is something that keeps not only the wearer but also those around him away from the disease. But sometimes the lungs also get inside the mask. This will spread the virus to those who wear the mask. The researchers aim to chemically inactivate such viruses.