trusted through times
An anti microbial used throughout civilization
As early as 2400 B.C. Egyptians have been known to use copper to clean wounds. In 1600 B.C the Chinese used copper coins to treat heart and stomach pain as well as bladder disease. For thousands of years, women have been known to store drinking water in copper vessels because their family didn't get diarrhea as frequently.
Extracted from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/copper-virus-kill-180974655/
Reliable and Safe
Approved for use in Hospitals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) in March 2008 approved the registration of copper
alloys as materials with antimicrobial properties, making
copper as the only metal that can be used in hospitals in order to reduce bio burden and for which public health claims
can be made.
A powerful biocide
Kills longer and more efficiently
Copper ion has a free ion in it's atomic makeup that makes it attracted to bacteria or virus cells. Once attached, copper ions weaken cell membranes and destroys the cells' DNA and RNA, killing it before it can reproduce. Unlike other metals, copper has two oxidation states hence it can kill longer, more efficiently and more actively.
Extracted from: http://blog.eoscu.com/blog/silver-vs-copper-which-is-the-better-biocide-0
Copper by way of it's atomic makeup is able to kill a wide spectrum of bacteria, virus and fungus it comes into contact with; hence it is able to reduce cross contamination and illness caused by these pathogens.
Copper is an essential mineral in our everyday diet. It has no damaging effect on humans or environment; consuming trace amounts of copper via skin by way of copper infused fabrics will be readily metabolize by our body.
Research published on March 17 2020 in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that "on copper, no viable SARS-CoV-2 was measured after 4 hours". SARS-CoV-2 is the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic. Please refer to Copper Development Association (CDA) Position Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
Once copper ions have been tightly infused into textiles, it's anti-microbial effectiveness remains after 50 washes.
Both copper and silver have biocidal properties. However, silver needs the presence of moisture to release ions necessary for killing of bacteria and virus cells. Tests have shown that copper is biocidal regardless of humidity levels.
About MOIcu+ mask
There are 2 layers in MOIcu+ mask.
Layer 1 - Waterproof layer prevents transmission via droplets
Layer 2 - Copper ion-infused destroys virus and bacteria. It is anti bacteria and anti odour.
Yes, our copper infused fabric has been tested to be 99.9% anti bacterial.
The antimicrobial effect of copper remains after 50 washes.
However, water-repellent layer will gradually lose it's effectiveness. Thus, we recommend changing your mask after 50 washes.
Disposable surgical mask can help wearers prevent others from getting sick when he/she talks, sneezes or coughs. However, due to its loose fitting, the gaps allows room for error so it does not effectively prevent wearer from acquiring illness from others. MOICu+ mask is a snug fit if worn properly; hence it provides wearer protection as well. However, MOIcu+ mask is not a medical grade mask.
Our mask is made for average adult size. You can make an easy adjustable knot. Watch video HERE.
MOIcu+ copper infused cloth has not been tested for Covid-19. Our mask is not a medical mask. Therefore, on top of wearing a mask, one should still stick to official guideline for social distancing and frequent hand washing as a preventative measure.
Moi Cu+ mask is designed with tropical climate in mind. It provides effective virus and bacteria protection yet thin enough to remain breathable in hot and humid conditions. It is a mask that meets all your lifestyle needs.
MOIcu+ mask can be washed and reused. Soak in a basin of lukewarm water with mild soap for 5 minutes. Rinse off in clean water. Squeeze dry gently and lay it out to dry. Do not place in washing machine or dryer.
For hygiene reason, please wash your brand new MOIcu+ mask in warm water and gentle soap before wearing. It's normal to see some decolorisation for your first wash.
The outer water-repellent layer is good for 50 washes. Thus, we recommend you should replace your mask after 50 washes or approximately 1.5 months of daily use/wash.
Copper's self sterilizing properties allows you to reduce by reusing
Kind to the environment
Kind to your pockets