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Written by Maff     August 20, 2008    
 
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Reduce exposure to: smoke, acrid air, dust, pollution, fragrances, diesel fumes, mold and other particles. Effective for poor air quality indoors or on airplanes. A porous, lightweight, washable shell holds and seals a disposable carbon filter. Mask fits in a pocket. The adjustable ear loops allow for a personal fit and long wearing comfort, even with eye glasses, goggles or a helmet. Replace filter when breathing becomes difficult or odor comes through even after adjusting nose wire. How long a filter lasts depends upon your sensitivities and environment. You can talk and be heard while wearing these masks.

 

Travel: The Honeycomb Mask was designed specifically to seal the filter effectively and not require frequent washing [unless you think you are exposed to virus or bacteria. In that case, soak mask in peroxide and wash with hot water. Discard filter in the cellophane bag. Wash hands frequently.] The disposable activated carbon filters the recycled air on airplanes. Customers say that the filtration reduces irritation of nasal passages and of the eustachian tube to the middle ear, thus minimizing a build up of pressure and ear pain. The adjustable ear loops allow the mask to fit almost everyone. Carry the Honeycomb Mask in your pocket or purse for handy use while touring air polluted cities.

 

Contents of the Honeycomb Mask: Nylon and/or polyester shell, cotton/polyester, hard plastic, latex free elastic. Contents of the Carbon filter: NO COCONUT. Air layed web material consisting of powdered activated carbon bound onto a polyester support material with a modified acrylonitrile copolymer latex (this synthetic latex does not contain the protein of natural rubber). Check content with your medical doctor.

 

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Editor reviews

I count myself very lucky to have found these I Can Breathe! masks when I developed multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and was unable to tolerate exposure to minute amounts of a huge range of chemicals from perfume, fabric softener and fragranced bath soap to vehicle exhaust, cigarette smoke and ink.

Such exposures would immediately trigger a host of symptoms including fatigue, weakness, dizziness, confusion, pounding heart, headaches, and flu-like symptoms. I was left feeling extremely tired and ached terribly all over for days after such a reaction. I was basically housebound and had to keep my home free from any chemical products (basically everything) that would trigger my symptoms. I couldn't have visitors and couldn't go outside.

I Can Breathe! honeycomb masks with carbon filter changed all that. When wearing the mask I was able to be around people wearing perfume and other chemical products, I could go outside and be exposed to traffic fumes and the harsh cleaning products used in shops and public buildings.....all with no reaction at all. These masks effectively gave me my freedom back. I also suffer from hayfever and found them equally effective at protecting me from grass pollen during the summer.

The mask design includes an adjustable nose piece and elastic (non-latex) ear straps which make it a good fit on practically everyone. It does get quite warm and sweaty after a while but this is to be expected if the filter is to work effectively. It is also very hard to smell anything while wearing the mask but this is a trade-off that is easy to make!

My only disappointment with this mask is its durability. The ear straps tend to lose their elasticity quite quickly. Although replacement carbon filters can be purchased seperately I found this issue meant I was replacing the masks as often as the filters.

In conclusion, I can't recommend these masks highly enough to anyone suffering from MCS.

Overall rating 
 
9.0
Effectiveness  
 
10.0
Ease of use  
 
9.0
Reliability/Durability  
 
7.0
Value for money  
 
9.0
Would you recommend? 
 
10.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff August 20, 2008
Last updated: July 20, 2009
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Indispensible for Multple Chemical Sensitivity

I count myself very lucky to have found these I Can Breathe! masks when I developed multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and was unable to tolerate exposure to minute amounts of a huge range of chemicals from perfume, fabric softener and fragranced bath soap to vehicle exhaust, cigarette smoke and ink.

Such exposures would immediately trigger a host of symptoms including fatigue, weakness, dizziness, confusion, pounding heart, headaches, and flu-like symptoms. I was left feeling extremely tired and ached terribly all over for days after such a reaction. I was basically housebound and had to keep my home free from any chemical products (basically everything) that would trigger my symptoms. I couldn't have visitors and couldn't go outside.

I Can Breathe! honeycomb masks with carbon filter changed all that. When wearing the mask I was able to be around people wearing perfume and other chemical products, I could go outside and be exposed to traffic fumes and the harsh cleaning products used in shops and public buildings.....all with no reaction at all. These masks effectively gave me my freedom back. I also suffer from hayfever and found them equally effective at protecting me from grass pollen during the summer.

The mask design includes an adjustable nose piece and elastic (non-latex) ear straps which make it a good fit on practically everyone. It does get quite warm and sweaty after a while but this is to be expected if the filter is to work effectively. It is also very hard to smell anything while wearing the mask but this is a trade-off that is easy to make!

My only disappointment with this mask is its durability. The ear straps tend to lose their elasticity quite quickly. Although replacement carbon filters can be purchased seperately I found this issue meant I was replacing the masks as often as the filters.

In conclusion, I can't recommend these masks highly enough to anyone suffering from MCS.

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