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How to choose your anti-pollution mask?

A fan of the vélotaf or the urban bike, pollution can make your journeys difficult, especially on days of high peaks. If surgeon's scarves and masks don't really protect your lungs from particles, what about anti-pollution masks? Are they really effective? Explanations.

Why use an anti-pollution mask ?

To provide our body with the oxygen it needs, we need to breathe about 15,000 litres of air per day. This high exposure makes the environment the main threat to our lungs and health.

The use of an anti-pollution mask on a bicycle offers you superior protection against fine particles, dust and other atmospheric contaminants, but also against pollen or other allergens.

Particulate Matter represent fine solid and liquid particles carried by air. To simplify, fine particles are like dust. In the case of air pollution, these dusts are often the result of combustion that is not total, and generate unburned dust. When you see smoke coming out of an exhaust pipe, chimney, or cigarette, it's because there are a lot of particles, of varying sizes.

The advantages of the anti-pollution mask

When you are on foot, by bike or motorcycle, the anti-pollution mask protects you from rejections. With the arrival of sunny days, this mask is also useful to protect you from bacteria and volatile allergen components such as pollen, but also from allergens from animals.

Some mask models use an activated carbon filter. Activated carbon refers to a carbon that has the property of effectively fixing and retaining particles that come into contact with it. Its high absorbency is due to its structure composed mainly of carbon atoms, obtained after a carbonization step at high temperature. In summary, the activated carbon filter allows the mask to filter polluting fumes such as exhaust emissions.

The mask is positioned under the chin and around the mouth, and a piece of flexible aluminum sewn into the mask allows you to shape it to fit around the nose, thus avoiding air leakage. Inspiration remains easy and fluid even when cycling in an urban environment.

Anti-pollen mask: a solution?

In France, about 5 million people are sensitive to pollen each year.

One of the first signs of spring is pollen and its allergies. Pollens are small plant cells (7 to 150 µm) that allow plants to multiply. Their size makes them impossible to filter with the natural barriers of the human body, which is why they manage to enter the heart of the lungs.

A mask will allow you to breathe air that will filter pollens as well as bacteria present in the air while maintaining comfort and style on your bike during your bike rides for example.

Focus on the Vogmask brand

Pour lutter contre les particules polluantes rejetées par les pots d’échappements, la marque Vogmask vient en aide aux piétons, cyclistes et motards en proposant un masque permettant de filtrer l’air environnant.

The mask Vogmask is equipped with a technology that only allows 5% of the polluting particles to pass through. Today, it is one of the most efficient in the world. In addition, its comfort and efficiency are enhanced by an easy adjustment to the face. It does not serve too much and therefore does not leave a trace around the mouth. It is a lightweight mask available in size S for children, M for women and L for men.

The Vogmask N99 microfleece anti-pollution mask will seduce urban cyclists thanks to its unique design and exceptional comfort.

Anti-pollution Mask

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