You Can Now Purchase an Edible Bread Face Mask
Three Japanese university students have developed a bread-based face mask that is believed to block water droplets and provide a “feeling of happiness” because to its aroma while also preventing the spread of COVID-19.
According to SoraNews24 in Japan, the Mask Pan was created by three students from Okinawa and Fukuoka who wanted to be able to smell the bread all the time. Melon pan is a sweet bread popular in Japan and other areas of Asia.
The edible mask was developed in partnership with The Labo, the Goku no Kimochi massage parlor chain’s experimental branch. Melon de Melon, a Tokyo bakery chain, is said to have contributed the bread.
“The rear of the melon bread is precisely created to fit the nose and mouth,” according to the Mask Pan website, which is selling five masks for 1,800 yen (about $16.40). It suits the nose and mouth because of its delicate structure, which is unique to bread.”
The thickness of the melon bread, which “forms high-density fibers,” according to the website, helps the mask prevent water droplets.
According to the “splash prevention performance visualisation test” displayed on the website, the Labo says “the performance was equivalent to or better than that of commercially available masks.”
The Mask Pan’s efficiency was tested by the Unitika Garmentec Research Institute, an independent testing authority, according to news website ETX Daily Up.
“If you consume the interior of the mask, the performance will decrease,” the Mask Pan website warned.
“When used outdoors as a mask, there is a risk of virus adhesion,” it continued. Please don’t eat the outside.”
The masks were provided to passers-by in Tokyo’s Shibuya and Akihabara neighborhoods last month, according to Time Out Tokyo.
For the month of June, online orders at the Mask Pan website are sold out. Orders placed now will be delivered in July.
News of the edible face mask comes as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan approaches 770,400, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 13,800 deaths have been reported in the country as of Thursday,
The seven-day average of COVID cases in the country began rising in late March and peaked in mid-May before declining in early June, according. This is a brief summary.