Official SRF Masks
At the end of 2020, we invited all our supporters to submit designs for an official SRF mask. As well as being worn by our staff, these masks are now available – while supplies last – to anyone who’d like to support our work to end age-related disease and disability.
The Importance of Masks
It’s widely agreed that wearing a mask reduces your chances of transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to others, even during the critical period of “silent spread,” when you have no symptoms and are most likely to transmit the virus to your friends and neighbors.
There’s now a growing body of evidence that wearing a mask also protects you from becoming infected, as well as evidence (reviewed in a recent article from the New England Journal of Medicine) that individuals who get infected despite wearing a mask are still several times less likely to develop severe illness. This may be because face coverings significantly reduce the initial dose of the virus received, giving the body more time to mount a response before things get out of hand.
The Winning Design
The winning design features icons representing the seven strands of the SENS platform, each of which aims to repair a specific category of age-related damage and thus cure and prevent the chronic diseases that it drives. To learn more about the strands, visit the Intro to SENS Research page.
Mask is 100% cotton on the inside and polyester on the outside, has a pocket to fit a filter and has a nose clip. Washable and reusable. Size: 5.5″ x 8.7”
Filter is a 5 ply face mask insert which effectively protects against PM2.5 and other airborne contaminants. Featuring 5 layers of protection including 2 non woven fabric layers, 2 melt blown fabric layers and an activated carbon layer in the middle for max protection. These are disposable and should be replaced every 5 days or less of constant use. Size: 4.72” x 3.15”
Material: Non-Woven Fabric + Melt-Blown Fabric + Activated Carbon Fabric + Melt-Blown Fabric + Non-Woven Fabric
If you’d like to secure an official SRF mask for yourself, you can order by making a donation through the PayPal links below.