Antiviral face masks are designed to provide an extra layer of protection against viral particles compared to standard face masks. They typically contain special materials or coatings that can inhibit the growth or transmission of viruses.
One common type of antiviral face mask is the N95 respirator, which is designed to filter out at least 95% of airborne particles, including viral particles. N95 respirators are made from special electrostatically charged materials that attract and capture particles, including viruses.
Other antiviral face masks may contain materials or coatings that have been shown to have antiviral properties, such as copper, silver, or certain types of chemicals. These materials or coatings can help to neutralize viral particles that come into contact with the mask, reducing the risk of infection.