NOW, “in demand” on INDIEGOGO: Pollution & Viral Filtration Mask With Botanicals
AusAir was created by two brothers Elias Honor and Isaac Honor, and their lifelong friend Jack Graham. When travelling overseas, they experienced unhealthy air pollution first hand. To protect themselves, they looked for a stylish, breathable and functional mask but couldn’t find any. After years of looking into the problems with current masks, testing new designs and prototyping, AusAir was born. The result is a mask which offers unparalleled breathability, filtration and style.
The main sources of air pollution include vehicle exhaust emissions, tire dust, wood fires and power generation.
This is what you breathe every day…
Viruses & Diseases…
Our filter has undergone preliminary testing by replicating viruses that are in the 0.1 – 0.5 micron range. We are happy to say that preliminary testing has been shown to block over 97% of airborne viruses replicated. We have contacted third party labs for independent testing, these independent tests are pending.
When disaster strikes…
Climate scientists at Berkeley Earth have studied and have quantified the cigarette equivalence of air pollution in terms of its effect on your health.
Train commuters experience the largest average exposure per mile out of commuting via car, bus or light rail. Pull train commuters experienced ultra fine particle concentrations approximately 10x greater than urban background concentrations.
According to the World Health Organisation, cycling through traffic dense urban regions has been shown to have the highest average exposure to air pollutants per mile of all common forms of commuting.
People living in cities are at serious risk with 9/10 city dwellers globally and 56% from wealthier countries breathing in polluted air increasing their risk of lung cancer, stroke and heart disease.
It’s a mask with a difference. With reusable, washable skins designed to complement any outfit, and changeable filters infused with Australian botanicals, this is no ordinary mask.
Not only does AusAir filter over 97% of small airborne pollution (PM2.5), prevent the spread of infection and protect your face, but it comes jam packed with amazing features.
The world’s thinnest one-way valves
Featuring twin marine grade 316 stainless steel valves, for an unrivalled breathing experience. Engineered to maximise exhalation and prevent hot air build up.
We’ve sourced strong yet flexible PU material that offers unmatched comfort and ease of use.
Designed and tested to last and maintain shape for over 100 washes.
Magic fit ear-loops
Ear loops tailored to fit your experience. No hard-to-adjust buckles or straps.
Memory nose foam
Plush memory nose foam which molds to the shape of your facial contours effortlessly.
A seamless fit which offers full protection, not allowing air to escape in through the sides.
Click & switch design
The simple click and switch design allows you to swap and replace filters with ease. Auto-align the filter and skin every time so you know you are wearing the mask correctly.
Utilising the latest in material science technology, we’ve developed a pollution filter that will exceed Australian respiratory protection standards.
1. Soft melt-blown inner layer.
2. Two melt-blown microfibre layers filtering PM2.5 pollution, viruses, smoke and pollen.
3. Electrostatic cotton layer with nano-filtering technology removing ultra-fine PM2.5 particles.
4. Active carbon for hydrocarbon gas filtration and anti-odour.
5. Durable PP outer protective layer to prevent dirt and other large particles building up on the filter layers
6. Outer washable skin that can filter PM.10 particles
Particulate Matter Protection
The biggest pollution concern in terms of your health comes down to tiny hazardous particles suspended in the air called ‘particulate matter’. Some of the most potent of these particles is called PM2.5 meaning that these particles are less than 2.5 microns.
To put this into perspective, a micron is a millionth of a metre, with a human hair being around 70 microns.
Our filter range embeds botanicals sourced from Australian farms which offer subtle flora scents and other botanical benefits. Each filter harnesses the naturally evolved properties of the embedded botanical.
Based on a body of scientific literature, choose the O2Plus filter which suits your needs. And for those of you who just want to breathe in pure air, we have a blank filter for you too.
Our botanical filters are the same as the standard filters but with added botanical benefits.
Our ultra breathable skins are made from machine washable polyurethane foam, soft on the skin with high durability. Coming in a range of simple block colours designed to complement any outfit. From the urban commuter through to the corporate professional, dress it up with a blazer or rock it with your favourite pair of jeans.
For maximum efficiency and hygiene, filters last up to 100 hours or between 2-4 weeks depending on use. The filters are interchangeable with your washable mask skin, so you can choose the filter you want when you want.
Choose your size, colour and filter type after supporting our project. You will receive an email with a survey link to provide this information.
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