How N95 and FFP2 Masks Actually Work?

In our last article we've shown how wearing masks can protect us in more than one way. But how does a mask actually even work?

There's some clever physics behind N95 masks (European equivalent is FFP2) which works in a way you might not have expected - with electricity! That's right: If we look at the microscopic level, we find out that tiny particles which carry Corona virus are actually smaller than the gaps in the fibers of the mask. By itself the mask couldn't block these particles. But it doesn't have to: because static electricity attacts these small particles to the fibers. it works like a tiny magnet that's attracting particles that would otherwise escape through the mask.


For a more detailed explanation of how this works, we strongly suggest you watch this video: