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19 Hours: A Travelogue

I have always travelled the globe for work, for fun and for meeting people. This came to a sudden stop in February. We all now know how important it becomes to protect each other and ourselves. This is easier said than done. Wearing a mask for a few short minutes when one runs into a Supermarket or a Gas Station is one thing; being required to wear a mask for 19 hours straight another thing entirely.

    I had to do so in November, when I boarded a long-overdue flight to the US, then to Mexico and for my return to Germany.

   From entering the airport terminal in one country to leaving it in another. Anticipation of the long duration of restricted airflow for my breathing provided me a bleak outlook. I chose to use an INTERCEPT CU22™ mask. Not only does it provide a comfortable and secure fit, the mask contains a filter made from INTERCEPT CU22™ copper polymers. Unique in its function, the mask has proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (including the current Coronavirus) on contact.

    If you wear the mask for straight 19 hours, it is nice to change into a fresh one, before you get to that taxi for your final hotel. The special INTERCEPT CU22™ bag your mask arrives in has the same function as the filter, providing clean storage for my mask between uses. leaving it in another. Anticipation of the long duration of restricted airflow for my breathing provided me a bleak outlook. I chose to use an INTERCEPT CU22™ mask. Not only does it provide a comfortable and secure fit, the mask contains a filter made from INTERCEPT CU22™ copper polymers. Unique in its function, the filter has proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (including the current Coronavirus) through contact. 

    Unlike some of the masks made in elsewhere, which you can use for only a few minutes, my INTERCEPT CU22™ masks provided the comfort of easy breathing with additional safety all through my trip. I felt safe! And I did return safely, having been tested several times after my return. An unexpected benefit is that a comfortable mask that feels safe adds to better mask compliance. 

    It’s what I owe to myself and to all those around me. ~ Frank K.

                                                   

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INTERCEPT CU22 Wearer: 5 Observations

After wearing my INTERCEPT CU22 Mask and Filter for a few months, I share my observations:

1. My fear of hurting others

One of the worst feelings I can think of is the prospect of hurting others, particularly those closest to me, but really, anyone.  With this crazy virus, one may be asymptomatic, but still carry the virus and infect others. However, when wearing the INTERCEPT CU22 Mask with the copper filter in front of my mouth and nose, I know that won’t happen. INTERCEPT CU22 copper kill viruses and bacteria through contact. (JIS Z 2801 and ISO 18184) That is what copper does and it’s a burden lifted from me. To be free from that fear is quite a relief.

2. Feeling Safe

A major benefit of the INTERCEPT CU22 Mask copper filter is that I will not be contaminated by others. The copper filter kills outgoing and incoming germs. Now my associations are more encouraging, less stressful. I am not resigned to the status of recluse. I’m able to maintain necessary meetings, and feel part of the world, and safe.

3. Continuous Improvement Engineering

Consider this: good engineering principles require seeking continuous improvement. Many times that means elimination of risks and narrowing in on certainties. When wearing the INTERCEPT CU22 mask system, the contamination potential with breath transference is canceled out, now I need only to be concerned with hand contamination. I can be around people with no negative impact, just no handshaking! I can feel more trusting around others. My freedom is back!

4. Practical Styling

Initially, I was not convinced of the tie-back mask styling, standard with the stock INTERCEPT CU22 mask kit. After having worn it multiple times, I understand why the medical community, wearing masks for an entire 12-hour work shift, for days in a row, prefers the tie backs to ear loops. They are indeed more comfortable and allow the mask to conform to the face much more readily.

I think of this mask now as an essential part of my wardrobe. When going out, I place my mask on as I do my coat and hat. I have the straps perfectly lengthened to be comfortable in the down position, and easy to pull up in the “in-use” position. When in the down position, such as when driving or simply not around others, the mask covers my neck which is great in the cold weather, but most times, I don’t even notice I’m wearing it.

*INTERCEPT CU222 Filters are also sold separately and fit into many other masks with pockets.

5. Oxygen Deprivation Leads to Headaches with other Masks

I did a timed, self-monitored, comfort study on what it felt like wearing the disposable blue/white disposable mask and then was able to compare when using the INTERCEPTCU22 mask system. In short, the disposable blue mask is very uncomfortable in a very short period of time, where I just wanted to tea rit off. My chin felt itchy immediately and the urge to reach under my mask and scratch overwhelming. 

The larger concern was a headache developing after about 45minutes while wearing a disposable mask. If air flow is restricted by mask materials, oxygen deprivation can cause headaches, in my experience.  Because the INTERCEPTCU22 mask system has a copper filter to kill bacteria and viruses, highly breathable materials keep the air flow normal and healthy. (DIN 14683 tested).

 

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"I love this mask because I no longer am afraid of getting or passing on the coronavirus, knowing the science behind it.  I also would like to add that I personally feel that I breathe better in this mask, I do not feel as restricted.  Highly recommended."

~Amber A., co-owner, Stephen Peters Salon

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INTERCEPT CU22 Mask User Reviews

I am a hairdresser and also a bartender and I have been using this copper filtered mask (INTERCEPTCU22) for the last few weeks. This mask has actually fully changed how I feel, breath, and also has changed the hassle of putting on a mask in general. It is super convenient because it has the wraparound for your neck and it is also super lightweight material. 

Amber A.

Unlike some of the masks made elsewhere, which you can use for only a few minutes, my INTERCEPT CU22™ mask provided the comfort of easy breathing with additional safety all through my trip. I felt safe! And I did return safely, having been tested several times after my return. An unexpected benefit is that a comfortable mask that feels safe adds to better mask compliance. 

    It’s what I owe to myself and to all those around me.

Frank K.

A major benefit of the INTERCEPT CU22 Mask copper filter is that I will not be contaminated by others. The copper filter kills outgoing and incoming germs. Now my associations are more encouraging, less stressful. I am able to maintain necessary meetings... and feel part of the world, and safe.

Joe S.