The “-ber” months may have passed, but we are still in the middle of what is known as “cough and cold” season: changes in weather and temperature make people more vulnerable to problems such as cough and the common cold, which, while curable over time, make it difficult for a person to keep up with the demands of everyday life. Prevention being the best cure, as many a doctor would say, it is important to have some sort of everyday protection, not only against dust and smoke, but also from viruses and bacteria, to keep these and many other respiratory problems away.
Understanding this need for effective protection, Innonix Technologies, Inc. has developed the first and the only anti-viral face mask approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). The end result is RespoKare, a face mask specially made to offer protection not only from your everyday dust, soot, and other respiratory irritants and allergens, but from harmful germs as well. RespoKare’s protective layers work to neutralize airborne germs—unlike other face masks which generally only act as particle filters—to keep wearers safe from a multitude of problems.
At the heart of RespoKare’s technology is its four layers, each of which exercises a particular function. The outermost layer, composed of spun-bond PPE with a hydrophilic and acidic coating, effectively traps and denatures the cell structures of bacteria and viruses. The second layer is unique to this product: a germ-killing layer, composed of dyed rayon with metallic ions, effectively neutralizes even the most harmful of airborne germs. A third, non-active layer of melt-blown PPE acts as a filter for finer particles. Finally, a fourth layer, composed of spun-bond PPE, acts as a final barrier, and ensures that prolonged skin contact does not result in irritation and other similar side effects.
RespoKare’s unique anti-viral properties also make it particularly effective against diseases such as H1N1 flu, SARS and MERS-CoV, among others. Without proper protection, people not only unwittingly get these diseases, they also spread them around, making things worse. Even the World Health Organization (WHO), along with many governments which have existing guidelines regarding such outbreaks, now recommend face masks as standard procedure when such outbreaks occur.
Respokare has started to be available in the Mercury Drug chain of over 1,000 stores nationwide. RespoKare is distributed by IDS Medical Systems Philippines on behalf of Innonix Technologies, Inc. It is also available in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
To date, RespoKare is the only anti-viral face mask cleared by the US FDA, with all materials used classified as “Generally Recognized as Safe” by the agency.
Other information and laboratory test reports are posted on www.RespoKare.com.