DVOT Surgical Face Mask

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Video Transcript Hey, everyone. Welcome back to the place where we're testing every single mask. We used to say Amazon, but now we are going worldwide my friend. Why? Because we ran out of all the masks to test on Amazon. We're going to keep going to we've tested every single mask. We went to the FDA's website and we pulled down 100 manufacturers that are FDA cleared, which is the highest level of surgical mask that you can get. And then we reached out to those manufacturers, if we couldn't find them on their websites and we bought their masks directly, or we asked for samples. So this is a sample from company, what's it called? It's called surgical face mask. What's the actual company? Oh, DVOT, DVOT.

Let's put it in the clamper and see what happens. Now this is a 510K mask. Remember the highest class of masks. Masks are not FDA approved. A lot of people call their mask, FDA approved. If you see that, you know that they're lying to you. That's not a thing. This is a PFE machine, particulate filtration efficiency machine. And we are doing the FDA test here to see if they meet standards. Now they're claiming on the box 98%, some micron particulate filtration. That uses 0.1 micron latex particles, which is exactly what we put into this machine. Actually just to mix things up a bit, this is what it looks like. We borrow this from Thermo Fisher, 0.1 micron. This bottle costs $400 for just this little bottle. We got it in the machine. We're shooting it through the mask for you to see if it works.

All right, let's take this out. This is a Chinese manufacturer and they're saying these, oh, I don't like this plastic. Actually this plastic soft, but it's like, it lets smells through. So I don't love it. Pretty well put together mask though. Oh, come on. Of all the 510K mask I think that was well, there was one Canadian one that had a really bad ear loop. Whoa. Oh wow. Oh, I'm going to call this smell salad fingers. Ugh. That's horrible. That's the worst smelling mask. It's probably that bag. Who knows like what special hell this, logistical hell this box had to go through to get to us. And this like bag is not thick enough to like block smells.

All right. But are they meeting their standards? Now remember it's an ASTM level three, 510K cleared. That means the FDA had to also do a test to verify that this mass was meeting standards. So what do you think, think it's going to do it? 98% or better is the spec. 98.145, 98.145. That's great. Right on the nose. All right. Okay, DVOT not bad. I wouldn't choose the mask because the smell was a little bit strong for me. A construction I've seen better for 510K mask, but they did hit their fabric number. So that is good. All right guys, thank you so much for watching. I appreciate your time and attention and doing a lot of tests here, right? So we will see you every day at 10:00 AM, is when we drop new tests. Thank you so much for watching and I will catch you on that next test.


The DVOT mask passed our particulate filtration efficiency machine test with a score of 98.14%. This 3-ply blue surgical mask has ear loops vs. head straps or ties.

Mask breathability is determined by airflow resistance, which we measure in pascals. The target for adults should be around 150, and the target for children should be close to 100. The airflow resistance of this mask is 46.40.

This mask had a pretty offensive odor. Despite the positive scores above, the strong smell would discourage us from wearing.

We found this mask on Amazon. Its country of origin is China. Check out our video review for more details.

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