If face masks come into style this winter, all the smart people will be wearing the BioMask. Its interwoven cellulose fibers bind to bacteria and viruses, and zinc and copper within it kill them by destroying their cell walls, preventing you from inhaling germs or spreading your own around. Lab tests show that when sprayed with 50 times as much influenza A as is contained in a sneeze, the BioMask kills more than 99.9 percent of the flu virus in less than a minute, and all of it after 10, compared with the 50,000 bugs still thriving on a regular mask. Because the snug-fitting mask kills germs on contact, it can be used multiple times a day, unlike conventional one-and-done masks. Currently available in Hong Kong and Europe, it should hit the States early next year.
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