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Reusable face coverings can be highly effective, Which? tests reveal

Reusable face coverings can be highly effective, Which? tests reveal

The latest Which? lab tests reveal that the best reusable face coverings can match disposable masks for filtration efficiency, but plenty still fall far short of the mark. We reveal the face coverings to buy, and those to avoid.

Under Armour face mask withdrawn from sale due to potential safety concerns

Under Armour face mask withdrawn from sale due to potential safety concerns

Under Armour's Sportsmask is subject to a safety alert from the European Commission, due to the presence of chemical polyhexanide (PHMB), which can be harmful if inhaled. But the brand says there isn't a problem and its still on sale here. We look into what's going on.

Is it time to upgrade your face mask?

Is it time to upgrade your face mask?

With some countries are getting stricter about the type of mask you can wear in an attempt to fight more easily spread COVID-19 variants, we look at when to replace your mask and what to consider when buying

Which? face mask tests reveal huge differences in filtration

Which? face mask tests reveal huge differences in filtration

Our first independent test of reusable face masks reveals wide variation in effectiveness, and the surprising way washing your mask can make it work even better

Do antimicrobial face coverings offer more protection against COVID-19?

Do antimicrobial face coverings offer more protection against COVID-19?

We look into the science behind face masks with antimicrobial fabrics and coatings - and try some out - to find out if they're worth buying

Amazon’s face mask store leaves a lot to be desired

Amazon’s face mask store leaves a lot to be desired

Amazon has launched a dedicated face mask store, designed to help customers find and buy the most suitable face mask more easily. It looks slick, but when we looked into the listings we uncovered some worrying issues.

Face covering exemption badges: what are your options if you can’t wear a mask?

Face covering exemption badges: what are your options if you can’t wear a mask?

What you can do if you want to show you're exempt from wearing a face covering when out and about. We explain where you can find free downloadable exemption cards, or buy cards and badges.

Five tips for avoiding common face mask problems

Five tips for avoiding common face mask problems

Find out how to make wearing a face covering more comfortable, and get into the habit

Retailers stocking face masks as WHO changes guidance

Retailers stocking face masks as WHO changes guidance

The WHO has changed its guidance, recommending disposable medical masks in specific circumstances, and heightened advice for over 60s. We explain the latest advice on face masks, as high street retailers start selling stock.

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