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Honeycomb Mask, or Honeycomb ACF Pollution Mask, is made with a disposable activated carbon
filter that is sealed inside a comfortable lightweight frame. The
carbon fabric works with inner layers of filtration material to trap
these indoor and outdoor pollutants: fragrances, particles, cigarette
soot, smog, dust, diesel fumes, formaldehyde. It also filters from
50% to 95% of household chemicals depending on the substance. Mask can be worn without the filters to avoid gnats and other bugs.
The Honeycomb Mask was designed to effectively seal in the carbon filter. This filter does not replace industrial strength
respirators and is not meant for extreme occupational exposure, but for most every day tasks, this mask is more than sufficient to filter
common indoor and outdoor air pollution. Through testing, the honeycomb carbon face mask was shown to be comparable to a standard N95 mask
in the filtration of particles 1.0 microns in size and larger. This face mask trapped 99-100% of particles in that size range.
During travel, the disposable activated carbon filter cleans the recycled air on airplanes,
trains, and buses. The filtration helps to reduce irritation of nasal passages and of the middle ear. This helps minimized the build up of
pressure and inner ear pain.
long the activated carbon filter lasts depends on your sensitivities, your usage, and environmental factors. You should change filters
when breathing becomes difficult. You can purchase replacement carbon filters for this mask. The ear loops adjust for a comfortable fit, even
with eye glasses, goggles, a hat, or helmet. This mask is washable, but the mask should not require frequent washings.
Honeycomb Mask Video
Honeycomb Mask Construction and Components
Components of the Honeycomb Mask: Polyester shell, cotton/polyester tape over wire encased in plastic, latex free
Components of the Carbon filter: Air laid web material consisting of powdered activated carbon from bituminous
coal bound onto a polyester support material with a modified acrylonitrile copolymer latex (this synthetic latex does not contain
the protein of natural rubber).
For those with severe allergies or reactions, please consult your physician prior to use.
Excellent mask for perfume allergies
Reviewed by: An asthma sufferer from Pittsburgh, PA
This mask blocks perfume effectively. I can walk into department stores or stay out in my yard when the neighbor is doing laundry with dryer sheets. I helps with traveling as well as other crowd situations. It even worked in the cat room at the Humane Society! It gets stuffy after a while, however, so it works best to extend your ability to tolerate disagreeable scents until you can get away from the source.
Fabulous air filtration mask
Reviewed by: An allergy sufferer from Massachusetts
I have many allergies indoor and out. Recently my ENT doctor recommended I use the Honeycomb Mask with Carbon Filter when I do yard work and gave me the Achoo Allergy online address.
I have used this mask for work outdoors and recently while taking down walls in my house, enclosed in a room with sheet rock dust and saw dust flying every where. It was really put to the test and did a great job. I'm allergic to dust and this mask is fabulous! I highly recommend it.
honeycomb is best mask for chemical sensitivity
Reviewed by: chemically sensitive canary from Olympia, Washington
I like this mask the best for the fit, design, and most of all the carbon filter insert. I have tried many kinds of masks and feel this does the best at screen out unwanted airborne pollution, dust, dander, and mold.
Customer Q & A
Q1: Does the mask filter out smoke? Thanks A: Yes. Effectiveness will vary based on how well you fit the mask and the conditions where you are wearing it, but most people who opt for this mask do so b/c it does tackle fragrance, smoke and odors as well as common particle allergens.
Q2: Which mask will you reccomend to use when riding motorcycles in busy roads?
A: Respro Techno. It creates a nice seal around the face, is fully adjustable and the filter has some activated carbon to compliment the particle filter media. So this filter type will trap the exhaust as well as particles like dust. I prefer it over the Honeycomb simple because it can be adjusted to fit much snugger, which when riding, is important unless you're rocking a full face or street helmet.
Q3: I am travelling to Beijing, China in April. The pollution has been downgraded from poor to poisonous. They've even called the air quality "soupy" and gone on so far as to say that the city is not a safe place to live, work, or raise a family. Will this mask be sufficient for a brief stay of approximately 3 days under these conditions? If so, how often would you suggest the filter be changed? I cannot say as of right now how often or how long I will be outdoors, but figure that if the air is that bad outside, it has to be at minimum a poor condition inside buildings as well. Any thoughts?
A: Yes, this should significantly help you in this case. Particularly with this type of city pollution, the activated carbon in this mask should help filter out these types of contaminants.
If you're looking for a better sealing mask, I would suggest you consider any Respro mask WITH the chemical/particle filters.
The Honeycomb isn't NIOSH rated, and while the Respro isn't either, the Respro does carry the European equivalent NIOSH rating of N95. Plus, the chemical/particle filters will adsorb and remove many of the chemicals you'll be dealing with.
Many of the Respro models are specifically marketed and geared towards city pollution, and the Techno and Sportsta masks come standard with those chemical/particle filters.
If you wear the mask ALL the time while you are in Beijing, you might want to snag and extra set of filters. As a reference point, the average filter life is about 60 hours of normal use.
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Honeycomb Mask with Carbon Filter
In 2008, the Honeycomb Carbon Mask from I Can Breathe! was a fixture with some world class athletes and professional support staff
during travel and preparation for the Beijing Olympic games.
This mask is a respected product that works well for many different applications. The carbon insert
in the mask filters out smog, smoke, and other pollutants. I wore it while I was cleaning my
bathtub with a very weak bleach mixture. The mask muted the extremely strong smell.
Although I could still slightly smell the bleach, it was so much
better with the mask on. We are also painting a room in our house
and the Honeycomb Carbon Mask helped me withstand the smell of the
paint. Lastly I have used this mask while working with gasoline and notice a big difference in odor than with a simple
N95 rated mask.
Not only is the mask effective, it is also comfortable. The
mask itself is soft, adjustable and washable. You simply insert the
carbon sleeve into the mask. Then if needed you pull on either sides
of the mask to make it a tighter fit. The mask comfortably fits over
you nose and mouth. In order to get the
maximum protection, you should change the carbon as soon as you can
smell the difference.
What I like about the Honeycomb Mask
It keeps me from getting those headaches after working in polluted environments
Very comfortable and easy to adjust
The carbon insert has Velcro so it sticks to the mask easily
Carbon replacement filters are inexpensive
The filtration is comparable to N95 masks with the added benefit of filtering odors
What I did not like about the Honeycomb Mask
I wish it was a little more breathable, but that is to be expected since the carbon is thick.
I give the Honeycomb Carbon Mask 5 out of 5 stars. It is
a terrific mask for those of us who are sensitive to certain particles
or chemicals! I would recommend having a few on hand just in
case because each job is different and some jobs the carbon might
absorb more than others. For traveling or odd jobs around the house this face mask is a perfect fit!