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Wearing face mask results in 23-fold reduction in cough droplets suspended in air

Wearing a mask while coughing results in a “cloud” of droplets suspended in the air which is up to 23 times smaller than if a face covering is not used, a study has found.

Researchers discovered that the volume of a cough-cloud without a face mask was seven times larger compared to a surgical mask and 23 times larger compared with a N95 mask – the face coverings sometimes used by cyclists which are designed to block the smallest of airborne particles.

Autins Group plc (LON:AUTG) is an industry-leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of acoustic and thermal insulation solutions for the automotive industry and other sectors.