FAQ

WHAT DOES VOGMASK PROTECT FROM?

VOGMASK is used for protection from airborne particles such as PM 0.3, PM 2.5, PM 10, dust, allergens, post combustion particles, germs, shavings, biologics, odors, scents, mold, mold spores, particles in wildfire smoke, volcanic particulate pollution, and other airborne contaminants. The benefits of particulate respirators are confirmed by leading health providers worldwide.  Highly efficient filtering masks help protect the mask wearer from particles as small as .254 microns.   

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WHAT SIZE VOGMASK SHOULD I ORDER?

VOGMASK is offered in three sizes. Large is for most adults over 140 lbs / 60 kg , All adult males wear Large. Medium is for 12 years to small adult female. Small is for under 12 years. If the ear loops bend your ears forward, try stetching them two or three times to loosen ear loop length. If the mask you ordered does not fit well, please email contact@vogmask.com.

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WHAT IS VOGMASK MADE OF?

Raw materials are: Organic cotton or microfiber outer and inner layer, microfiber particle filter, coconut shell derived carbon ash bonded to textile, latex free spandex trim and ear loops, aluminum noseband, ABS Resin exhale valve base and cover with silicone stopper. MATERIAL DATA SAFETY SHEETS have established material components as safe for respirators. There is NO LATEX in the manufacture of Vogmask, and Vogmask is printed with safe for respirator inks and dyes. NOTE: The disk of the side of the mask is a one way exhalation valve to facilitate exit of CO2 and moisture from interior of the mask, adding to comfort while mask wearing.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ONE VALVE MICROFIBER MASKS AND ORGANIC TWO VALVE MASKS AND NO VALVE MASKS?

Both the microfiber one valve and organic two valve VOGMASKS have the same middle layers of particle filter and carbon filter. They are equally efficient for keeping microscopic particles out of the respiratory system and protecting from odors. Some people prefer the organics because of natural fiber, and others say the microfiber masks with one valve are more comfortable. The one valve is efficient for facilitating the exit of moisture and CO2 from the interior of the mask; the two valves are also efficient for these functions. The only difference between the microfiber and organic cotton Vogmasks is the textile on the outer and inner layer. If you are sensitive or allergic to synthetic textiles, the organic cotton masks will be more agreeable to wear. Organic Vogmasks are also available without exhale valve and carbon filter layer, and are efficient for filtering particles on both inhale and exhale. 

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WILL VOGMASK HELP PROTECT FROM ODORS?

VOGMASK is in use in many environments for intercepting odors such as in poor air quality, natural disasters, proximity to chemicals, perfumes, cleansers and other triggering odors, and in beauty CARE (hair, nail, lash, tan) . The middle layers of carbon filter (for odors, VOC's, Ozone) and particle filter help to prevent sensitive lungs from these odors and particles. VOGMASK excels in features of reusability, fit, comfort and filtering capability.

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HOW LONG WILL MY VOGMASK LAST?

The filtering media in the middle layers of VOGMASK have an obsolesence date of 3 years from manufacturing. The USE BY date is listed on the back of the box and indicated by the international HOURGLASS symbol. Normally people will replace their mask each year; in environments of high particulate matter such as poor air quality conditions, it is recommended the mask be replaced every 5-6 months, or when a noticeable increase in breathing resistance occurs.

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HOW DO I CARE FOR MY VOGMASK?

You need not wash the mask frequently. Wash the mask only when you wish to clean the outer and inner layer. Washing the mask does not clear the filter media of microscopic particles. The valve is permanently attached to the mask. Rinsing the valve will clear it of microscopic dust and particles. For maximum cleanliness, respirator users should wash their hands before putting on a respirator and after taking one off.

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WHAT IS THE REASON TO HAVE A MASK?

VOGMASK is a simple, non invasive way to protect respiratory health and an essential tool to advocate for your own wellness. As we are exposed to an increasing number of environmental pollutants every day; masks provide immediate protection of your health. VOGMASK is a tool for wellness, style, and a symbol of care for yourself, the planet, and the future.

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WHAT IS THE MISSION OF VOGMASK?

VOGMASK supports humanitarian, relief and clean air awareness efforts around the world. Wearing a VOGMASK starts a dialogue about our responsibility to change behavior for the health of the planet, to refuse to accept an inherited future, and to take charge of your own health.

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WHEN WILL MY ORDER BE SHIPPED AND WHEN CAN I EXPECT IT TO ARRIVE?

ORDERS are normally shipped within one day of receipt, Monday through Friday, from RUSH ORDER Fulfillment Services in Gilroy, California, USA. For US domestic orders, the free shipping method is USPS Priority Mail with estimated delivery within USA 2-3 days. There is an option of shipping overnight by Fed Ex Standard Overnight. Orders placed before Noon on the West Coast (Pacific Time) are shipped for next day delivery for US $20 charge. International orders are shipped by Fed Ex International Priority with estimated delivery 2-4 days for shipping charge US $25. A shipping confirmation email for all orders indicates Tracking Number.

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