What Sets Our Exhalation Valve Masks Apart?
According to Business Insider, some US airlines are banning vented masks. This is because the one-way valves in most masks may mean that the exhaled air can distribute respiratory droplets, so while the masks may protect the wearer, it won't necessarily protect those around them.
American Airlines' reasoning was that "face coverings with one-way valves allow air to be exhaled without passing through any kind of filter or barrier", however the Washable, Reusable Exhalation Valve Face Masks offered through The Glowing Heart Project differ from other exhalation valve masks in a number of ways.
Not only do our masks have a built-in filtration layer, as well as a third layer of fabric that comes between the wearer's mouth and nose and the actual exhalation valve, there is also an inner pocket made for an additional five layers of protection with our insertable PM2.5 activated carbon filters.
While our exhalation valve masks still work effectively, we understand it may not be feasible for airlines to take the time to distinguish the efficacy of each individual mask their passengers wear and may need to issue such policies for their own protection. Rest assured, we also have airline-approved options for those who may be hopping on a flight sometime soon!
Our Washable, Reusable Green Checker Fashion Face Mask features a 3-layer cotton system that provides nose-to-chin coverage, along with many features that our customers love about our other masks (such as soft, adjustable ear loops; nose-bridge wire for a nice, snug fit; and an inner pocket for PM2.5 activated carbon filters).