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All Upper Hand products are engineered for multiple uses.
For our face mask that means that you send less masks to waste in comparison to single use masks. The anti-microbial effect of the Upper Hand lasts up to 30 washes. We recommend you hand wash your mask every 7 days and carefully follow the wash instructions. 30 times 7 days result in a life-span of our mask of up to 210 days.
This means that one Upper Hand mask is equivalent to up to 210 single use masks. And you send less waste to the planet.
Avoiding heavy metals is another important topic. Upper Hand products are treated with chemicals that disinfect without using any heavy metals in their chemical composition. Many other multi-use masks or anti-bacterial and anti-viral materials are treated with heavy-metal-including chemicals. Even if silver, copper, zinc sound “valuable” and harmless they can cause severe harm to humans and animals alike and are poisonous to the environment. If you want to know more about it, read this detailed analysis of the WHO.
This is why we do not use heavy-metals based treatments in Upper Hand products. And we are actively researching how to reduce the environmental impact through using more biodegradeable materials.