AIRGAMI FEATURED ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
More than 7 million people die prematurely every year from diseases linked to breathing polluted air ,according to The World Health Organization (WHO).
Particulates with diameters smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) travel deep into the lungs when inhaled, causing permanent lung damage and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD plays a leading role in 6 of the top-10 most-frequent causes of death worldwide, including asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema.
A well-fitting N95-grade mask, like the Airgami respirator, is your best protection against COPD from breathing polluted air.
Airgami protects you from air pollution with a super-breathable, made-in-the-USA-made, N95-grade filter that dynamically conforms to your facial features without nose wires or sticky pads.
The Airgami mask and filter have been inhouse and independent-lab tested to show they meet N95-grade fit and filtration standards even after multiple rinsing-and-heat disinfection cycles.
In October, 2019, Air99 was awarded the Reimagining Respiratory Protection QuickFire Challenge prize of $100,000 for the Airgami design. The grant was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation - JLABS and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) under the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The QuickFire Challenge aimed to find the next-generation reusable respirator to save lives in case of a pandemic. Nine weeks after the award ceremony, COVID19 began its relentless spread around the world, carried airborne on nearly invisible exhaled aerosol particles. COVID19 is the 5th and worst global pandemic of the last 100 years.
Surgical and cloth masks protect bystanders from the spread of COVID19 by absorbing a majority of exhaled droplets and aerosols but they don't filter efficiently enough to protect a wearer from infection. This is because cloth masks don't fit, seal, or filter as well as an N95 mask.
The Airgami respirator filters both on inhale and on exhale to protect both wearers and bystanders. Airgami self-conforms to facial features to make a dynamic air-tight seal against the skin to block leakage into or out of the mask along the edges. Instead, air passes through the 95%-efficient, N95-grade electrostatic filter.
Airgami is durable, can be reused multiple times, rinsed in water, and heat-disinfected according to our Cleaning Instructions. It lasts longer than conventional masks that must be discarded after one or two uses.
WILDFIRE SMOKE, MOLD, ALLERGENS
Every household emergency GO BAG should have at least two respirators for each person.
Record-breaking, fast-moving forest fires have become commonplace as global climate change weakens and kills trees, creating ample sources of fuel.
Forest-fire smoke contains dangerous particulates that result in long-lasting negative health consequences when inhaled.
Surgical and cloth masks provide almost no protection against dangerous particulates.
Only a well-fitting, breathable, 95%-efficient PM0.3 respirator like Airgami will protect your lungs from these microscopic hazards.
Extreme weather damages homes and can often leave mold contamination.
The Airgami respirator blocks airborne molds, allergens, and dust particles. People suffering from multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) can also find relief from wearing the Airgami respirator.
Superior breathability and a comfortable air-tight fit make Airgami the #1 choice for hiking, biking, running, yard work, and outdoor activities where you need air filtration.
Tired of glasses fogging all the time? Airgami virtually eliminates fogging by directing airflow away from your glasses.
Hate the nose wire in all other masks? Airgami doesn't need one so no more sore noses.
Hate how most masks won't stay put and end up under your nose? Airgami stays on your nose and out of your mouth, even when you talk.
Airgami adjusts itself to your ever-changing facial contours to maintain an air-tight seal around the edges. The harness also adjusts the size and tension to make that air-tight fit even better and more comfortable.
Don't like the feeling of a heavy mask hanging off your face? The Airgami mask weighs less than 0.35oz (10 grams).
Perspire in your mask? Rinse your Airgami mask in clean water and air dry to freshen it between uses. Follow these cleaning and disinfection instructions.
MADE FOR KIDS
Airgami was designed with kids in mind.
Childrens' developing lungs are more vulnerable to air pollution than adults'. This increases their vulnerability to a lifetime of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), like asthma.
Kids need a mask that seals well and doesn't let bad air in.
The challenge is that smaller masks have less breathable surface area and are therefore more difficult to breathe through than adult-sized masks. This is compounded by kids having weaker lungs.
The Airgami respirator solves this problem by folding a bigger filter into a smaller size that fits kids.
Airgami doesn't need an exhale valve so it protects bystanders as well.
Parents love how easy it is to adjust, put on, take off, clean, and store.
Kids love it and want to wear it because it looks cool and it's comfortable.
Move through the world more confidently when you wear the Airgami mask. The superior fit, advanced filter, and adjustable harness deliver unsurpassed protection to you and those around you.
Air passes through the N95-grade filter to protect your lungs from inhaling hazardous particulates and aerosols. Exhaled air passes through the filter to protect those around you from breathing your exhaled aerosols.
Masks with exhale valves are not recommended for pandemic protection. Airgami does not have or need an exhale valve.
Whether you're working at an essential job or traveling by bus, train, or aircraft, the Airgami mask's adjustable harness increases your comfort, fit, and protection.
Micro-adjust the mask to fit a larger or smaller face. Adjust the ear-loop tension to keep the mask comfortably sealed against your face.
The Airgami mask and its packaging are reusable, durable, and long-lasting.
Airgami rinses in clean water and air dries to stay fresh-smelling.
Heat disinfection is also an option by following these instructions.
When you're not wearing the Airgami mask, store it in the reusable, crush-resistant box.
The Airgami respirator has been independently tested by Nelson Labs where it passed stringent NIOSH N95 particle filtration and breathability tests.
Airgami passes in-house N95 fit-testing using the OSHA-approved TSI Portacount 8048.
In particular, because of it's huge filter, Airgami has best-in-class breathing resistance, making it the most comfortable mask you will ever wear. You might even forget you have it on.
Although Airgami masks pass Nelson Labs NIOSH N95 pre-certification testing, Airgami has not yet been approved by NIOSH. We are engaged in that process and expect certification later in 2021. Meanwhile, we continue to build all our masks to N95-grade requirements.
MADE IN THE USA
The internationally patented Airgami mask was invented and prototyped in the USA.
It is hand crafted in the USA by expert, trained artisans using 100% USA-made advanced-filtration materials.
VOLUME PRICING & CUSTOMIZATION
Airgami is taking bulk orders and has options for customized designs, logos, and graphics. Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air99 is about doing the single most important thing that reduces the greatest amount of suffering in the world. Breathing pure air is essential to everyone's health and well being. Many of us take this simple fact for granted.
Air99's intention is to enable people to breathe the cleanest air possible with the greatest ease, comfort, and style. This way, everyone has a chance to exercise their own infinite potential to reduce suffering on this very special planet we all call home.