About I Can Breathe masks
I Can Breathe! Inc. designs comfortable, high quality face masks which reduce exposure to airborne particles and irritants. They were created by someone who needed them, they are sewn in Chicago, IL (USA) and they are a small family business.
Warnings and Precautions:
Please be aware:
How to choose between these masks?
Basically, the choice is going to come down to your answers to a few key questions:
You may find this table useful. If you would like to read more about this,
(Table from , based on tests undertaken in 2006/ N95 MSA is a mask that according to the US government blocks 95% of particulates that are greater than 0.3 microns. Please follow the links on their page regarding sizes of particles, eg mould spores are 3-20 microns in size.)
About the colours
Every effort is made to present the mask colours accurately, however due to the variations of computer monitors and the complex colouration of the masks it is not possible to show on your monitor the colour as the mask will appear when it arrives. Masks are made of different shades of mesh or lace one on top of the other. Once you receive the mask the colour will differ in natural light versus artificial light. We try and give a good sense of the colour by its name, but as colours and colour names are subjective we can’t guarantee that the mask colour you receive will be what you expect. Please choose carefully. For health concerns we do not take returns. We will not exchange masks because of colour choice.
Travel and Care of your Mask
Wash before use.
The adjustable ear loops allow the mask to fit almost everyone.
The Honeycomb Mask was designed specifically to seal the filter effectively and not require frequent washing (unless you think you are exposed to virus or bacteria. In that case, soak mask in peroxide and wash with hot water. Discard filter in the cellophane bag. Wash hands frequently.)
The disposable activated carbon filters the air, which is especially useful on airplanes.
Carry your Mask in your pocket or purse for handy use while touring air-polluted cities.
For flights, the organic cotton and the cold weather masks can be used to humidify the air. Simply wet them, blot them dry and wear them damp to warm and humidify the air.
Please note that respiratory masks are personal products, which, due to health standards may not be exchanged or returned for resale.
Masks are guaranteed by the manufacturers (I Can Breathe! Inc.) if found to be defective in materials or construction.