"The Best Materials to Make a Homemade Face Mask."

Using doubled up 600-thread count pillowcases or flannel pajamas, you could make a mask that provides up to 60 percent filtration.
Other materials that can be used to filter out dangerous particles include HEPA filters, vacuum cleaner bags, and quilter’s cotton.
But be careful of materials like household air filters that may contain fiberglass. They could still damage your lungs, even if they filter out virus particles.

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source began advising Americans to wear face coverings in public to “slow the spread” of COVID-19.

However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports the supply of surgical masks (and other protective gear) could run short during the pandemic — meaning little availability of masks for people in the United States.

“The FDA is aware that as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally, the supply chain for these devices will continue to be stressed if demand exceeds available supplies,” the agency said in a statementTrusted Source.

The solution, according to health officials, is to improvise.

(READ more at: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/the-best-material-for-a-homemade-face-mask)

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