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The Future Now: SARS Virus Killing Face Mask

Jan 9 2004, 8:03am EST | by

The Future Now: SARS Virus Killing Face Mask
 
 

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. has developed a mask that helps prevent wearers from catching infectious diseases such as SARS.
The mask's fibers are created through a chemical bond between natural enzymes that break down a virus' surface proteins, which enable it to penetrate human cells. The fibers kill bacteria and dissolve mold on contact.
The mask will go on sale for 500 yen, probably beginning this month.
Full Story on Yomiuri.
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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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