Yes, we believe in scientific validation and transparency with our results. KandyMask has been comprehensively tested by Nelson Labs. Nelson Labs is an FDA accredited facility in Salt Lake City Utah(US), and a world leader in Microbiological and analytical testing.
Any type of mask cannot guarantee complete protection against infectious diseases. KandyMask is a high-quality filtration material mask with 99.80% virus filtration efficiency. If worn properly, it can help reduce the airborne contaminants entering your lungs.
We have taken great care and put our mask through stringent tests to scientifically validate its protection efficiency. Nelson Labs, US have performed pre-qualification testing for N-95 masks. Our filtration results conforms with ASTM F2100 medical mask standards.
NIOSH certifies medical-grade respirators only which are made specifically for healthcare workers and are disposable. We aim to continue to be a “medical-grade reusable mask” to be used by the general public, that is why KandyMask does not have NIOSH certification.
Our sole purpose to develop Kandymask is to deliver consumer-friendly masks that surpass the Viral, Particle, and Bacterial filtration requirement for ASTM F2100 that NIOSH is based on.
Nelson labs has proven that our viral, bacterial and particle requirements achieve and surpass medical standards.
Exhalation valves reduce the heat and hot air created by your breath inside the mask, making it more breathable and comfortable.
When you inhale the valve closes and lets you breathe through filtration material protecting your respiratory system. While you exhale the valve opens to let the air escape.
It is one-way protection. Mostly used by people living in high-pollution cities, working in spaces with dust, smoke, smog, and high air contaminants to protect their own lungs.
Usually, people who wear glasses prefer masks with valves as it prevents fogging. People with a pre-existing respiratory illness like Asthama also opt for these masks.
Masks with No Valves
These masks are meant to give Two-way protection. It protects your own respiratory system as well as protects others from your droplets. It does not provide moisture and heat release. Our KandyMask with no valves is specifically designed and developed for the pandemic.
KandyMask comes in five different sizes - Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large - so no matter what your size is or what shape your face is, we've got you covered. We go by a person’s height to choose the right size of the mask. To find your perfect fit refer to the KandyMask Size Guide for more information
We recommend Hand washing your KandyMask with warm water and soap. Do not wash it using bleach. Do not wash it in a washing machine, or machine dry the mask. Simply Hang it up to dry. Please find the article and explanatory video below on how to wash your KandyMask.
We don’t believe a mask with replaceable filters is a good choice. Protective respiratory gear is supposed to have the filtration embedded on the entire mask, not just a small filter on the name of it. Many companies are inserting a cheap quality PM 2.5 replaceable filter on the cotton mask without any data to back up their filtration. This is a huge problem as it is misleading and tricking people into believing that their respiratory protection is in safe hands.
In the pandemic, many garment companies have started making cloth masks but unfortunately, cloth masks don’t really work when it comes to protecting your respiratory health.
Here are the most common styles of cloth masks, that we are seeing that don’t offer reliable protection:
Cloth Masks with multiple-layer protection
Cloth Mask with PM 2.5 Filter
Cloth Mask with Carbon Filter
These types of masks do not protect you from airborne pathogens but only prevent your droplets from reaching others.
Only if the cloth mask company independently gets the masks tested for its performance efficiency from a reputed test lab, not on the filter material but on the entire mask’s filtration efficiency, can be counted as an exception.
It’s easy to determine if the claim is true or not. Every claim should be backed by scientifically proven and reliable data from a reputed test laboratory like Nelson Labs.
You can ask for the testing reports but make sure the reports represent the filtration efficiency of the entire mask, not the filter they are using. The mask’s name should be on the test report, not photoshopped.
Typically, once the order is placed it is shipped in the next business day.
Delivery time may vary depending on your location. It may take 2-3 days to deliver the masks in metro cities anywhere in India but it may take a day or two longer to deliver in interiors and remote locations.
Unfortunately, due to the recent pandamic situation and frequent lockdowns, no shipping company is offering guaranteed delivery at this time. We can only give you a general indicator before you check out.