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    Default Silk Offers Home-Made Solution For Covid-19 Prevention

    University of Cincinnato
    September 22 2020

    With personal protective equipment still in short supply, researchers at the University of Cincinnati examined what common household fabrics might work best as a face covering.
    Next to a single-use N95 respirator or surgical mask, UC found the best alternative could be made by a hungry little caterpillar. Silk face masks are comfortable, breathable and repel moisture, which is a desirable trait in fighting an airborne virus.
    Perhaps best of all, silk contains natural antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiviral properties that could help ward off the virus, said Patrick Guerra, assistant professor of biology in UC's College of Arts and Sciences.


    Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0922172628.htm

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    Default Re: Silk Offers Home-Made Solution For Covid-19 Prevention

    Seems like a good idea. I don't have a parachute to cut up and I'm not about to snip the few silk shirts that I treasure… But I would happily wear a silk mask and I'll bet it's a lot more breathable than the ones I'm using now!
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    I did not know silk naturally contains copper!! I wonder about washing a mask made of silk. I've always thought of silk items as delicate, requiring special care.

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    I hand-wash my silk shirts with Woolite and hang them to dry, then iron them. Yup, more work, but we've been spoiled by modern laundering techniques. I have six or eight silk shirts in various shades and length of sleeve, all picked up for five bucks at thrift shops.
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    I have several silk scarves I wear in winter. Tucked into the neck of a sweater, they are as warm as wearing a polo neck. I was wondering about using them as masks when I came across this timely article. Not that we are wearing masks in my state, but the future is unknown with this virus - anything could happen.

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    I went online to see if anyone was selling silk masks, and found several websites offering them. Prices varied, and so did customer reviews.

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    Default Re: Silk Offers Home-Made Solution For Covid-19 Prevention

    yes wonder that too. how should we washed the mask?

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    Everything you need to know about how to wash homemade & store-bought COVID-19 face masks. Read this:
    https://www.ask.com/culture/need-to-...Index&o=740004

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    Default Re: Silk Offers Home-Made Solution For Covid-19 Prevention

    Quote Originally Posted by scilover View Post
    yes wonder that too. how should we washed the mask?
    See my post #4.
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