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Hemp Black Fusion Mask 3D - Personal Protective Equipment PPE

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What is HEMP BLACK Fusion Technology?
The Hemp Black fusion masks introduce an innovative textile which combine Cupron antimicrobial matierial and odor neutralising HEMP BLACK element yarn, both strategically integrated for maximum benefits.

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WHO ‘Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID- 19’ recommends face masks be worn in public when on public transport, in shops or confined and crowded environments to provide a barrier to potentially infectious droplets.

HEMP BLACK Technology is Natural, Non-Toxic, and Safe Hemp technology has improved kill on MRSA versus silver nitrate Antimicrobial protection Cupron (copper) infusion.  No  formaldehyde.


SUSTAINABLE - zero waste in production Only use clean inputs in products Hemp fibres use 72% less water than conventional cotton Hemp absorbs 150% of its weight in C02 (carbon negative) Cotton uses 25% of the insecticides in the world Reusable & Washable.

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3D knit

  • Features Anti-microbial copper technology HEMP BLACK / element infused adaptive fibres.  
  • Harness the power of odor neutralising hemp flower extract.  
  • Strategically engineered for protection through multilayer 3D knitting.
  • Reusable and machine washable for 25 cycles
  • Seamless fit for comfort
  • Designed, engineered and 100% made in USA
  • Available in SMALL (kids), MEDIUM (Adult Small) and LARGE (Adult Large)

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Which size do I need?
See sizing chart in Specifications Tab.


Why is Cupron copper used on the outside of the Face Mask?


Cupron masks have been, “authorized by the FDA pursuant to an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued April 24, 2020 as source control for the general public as well as for healthcare workers in healthcare settings to reduce the spread of infection or illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Many infections, including the novel coronavirus caused by SARS-CoV-2, are contracted in two ways:  by human to human transmission or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching your face.  Whilst face coverings are effective in reducing overall viral spread, they can become contaminated, thus increasing infection risk to the user.  But material matters, as some surfaces are easily contaminated while others are not. For example, a recent study1 published in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated that the SARS-CoV-2 is most stable on plastic and stainless steel. That same study concluded that copper successfully inactivated the new coronavirus. When a surface kills a virus, infection is significantly limited.

A four-year long investigation by the Department of Defense concluded that copper materials reduced hospital acquired infection rates by 58%3 compared to standard hospital disinfecting protocols. A follow-up study4 supported these findings, in which copper bedrails were 81% cleaner than their plastic counterparts. Remarkably, copper’s disinfectant properties never deteriorate7 , so the protection persists over time

Getting antimicrobial protection from copper in a mask is not that simple, though. Pathogens have to actually come into contact with copper in order for the metal to kill it, and viral particles are incredibly small. Cupron’s technology, however, infuses copper into the fibers, allowing increased opportunity for contact between the pathogen and the metal, resulting in kill. Cupron has gone through rigorous scientific evaluation8 and is registered with the EPA. It is also recognized9 as an “infection control product to know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. According to Dr. Michael Schmidt, Ph.D., a microbiologist and immunology researcher who co-authored two of the previously mentioned studies, other copper masks may “just be bad copycats of Cupron’s mask.”10

Why is HEMP BLACKTM / element on the inside of the FACE MASK?

HEMP BLACKTM / element is a strategically engineered fiber that introduces full spectrum hemp flower extract, into the garment. Similar to Cupron, Hemp Black’s technology embeds hemp flower extract into the DNA of the fiber. This means that the hemp extract will not wear off or wash out.

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The coronavirus crisis surprised the world, and careful research and necessary registrations cannot keep up with the breakneck pace of the pandemic. We have multiple patents pending and are currently pursuing several registrations, but we accelerated production of our materials in response to an urgent global need. While we continue to evaluate the benefits of our Hemp Black fiber, preliminary research is quite promising that our technology can offer a solution to the most common mask complaints. “Maskne” refers to blemishes caused by prolonged mask wearing. We asked an external laboratory in Silicon Valley to evaluate the effects of our hemp extract on P. acnes, a bacteria responsible for causing breakouts. Their research revealed that the hemp flower extract in HEMP BLACKTM / element kills P. acnes bacteria by more than 99%. “Mask breath” is another common maskassociated complaint. Human mouths are prime breeding ground for bacteria. For example, up to 94% of healthy adults11 carry some form of Staphylococcus in their mouths. Masks, inevitably hot and moist from our breath, present an ideal environment for bacterial growth and a lingering stench. HEMP BLACKTM / element can help keep your mask fresh by neutralizing odors.

External laboratory tests evaluated the effects of our extract on even more bacteria, including Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, bacteria that thrive in our mouths. Again, a third-party laboratory demonstrated that our extract killed over 99% of the bacteria. “Face chafe,” caused by prolonged contact with an irritating garment, results in inflamed, itchy, reddened skin. The physical discomfort and its visual manifestation may leave some to forgo masks. Skin breakdown caused by these processes leaves the user more vulnerable to infection. Both staphylococcus and streptococcus colonize the skin. While often harmless on healthy skin, these bacteria can lead to infection when introduced to open wounds. A thirdparty laboratory confirmed our extract killed over 99% of both bacteria. Other odor neutralizing materials, such as commonly used silver, do so at a cost. Silver can cause skin irritation, inflammation and cell damage13. Additionally, laundering allows silver to easily leach out of textiles and into our land and water, compromising soil and threatening aquatic life. HEMP BLACKTM / element does not pose these risks and offers a safe, sustainable material with a reduced carbon footprint. 



Written by Dr. Alex Capano, DNP, CRNP, FNPBC, Chief Science Officer at Ecofibre

References:

1: Van Doremalen, Neeltje, et al. "Aerosol and surface stability of SARS-CoV-2 as compared with SARS-CoV-1." New England Journal of Medicine 382.16 (2020): 1564-1567; 
2: Morrison, Jim. Copper’s Virus-Killing Powers Were Known Even to the Ancients. Smithsonian Magazine (2020).; 
3: Salgado, Cassandra D., et al. "Copper surfaces reduce the rate of healthcare-acquired infections in the intensive care unit." Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 34.5 (2013): 479-486.; 
4: Schmidt, Michael G., et al. "Self-disinfecting copper beds sustain terminal cleaning and disinfection effects throughout patient care." Applied and environmental microbiology 86.1 (2019).; 
5: Vincent, M., et al. "Contact killing and antimicrobial properties of copper." Journal of applied microbiology 124.5 (2018): 1032-1046. 
6: World Health Organization. (2019). Antimicrobial resistance: World Health Organization.; 
7: Gilmore, Frank. “Too much Copper is Fatal to Germs.” NPR’s Science Matters (2018).; 
8: CupronMedicalTextils.com/about; 
9: Editorial Team. “101 Infection Control Products to Know.” Becker Hospital Review (2018). ; 
10: Segran, Elizabeth. “Copper masks are the latest craze: Should you buy one?” Fast Company (2020). ; 
11: Jackson, Margaret S. "Staphylococci in the oral flora of healthy children and those receiving treatment for malignant disease." Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease 12.1 (2000): 60-64.; 
12: Petrosino, Stefania, et al. "Anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol, a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, in experimental allergic contact dermatitis." Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 365.3 (2018): 652-663.; 
13: Main, Emily. Some anti-odor gear may put you at risk, study suggest. Today.com (2020).; 
14: Yen, H., et al. "Pathogenesis and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus in golden Syrian hamsters." (2020).


Disclaimer:  FDA recognises that when alternatives such as FDA-cleared face masks are unavailable, individuals including healthcare professionals might improvise Personal Protective Equipment.  Our face masks are made with hemp flower extract and copper technology.  Caution should be used as the capacity for protection is unknown.

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