Protection from Insecticides spraying
Spraying the fields with insecticides is done on a regular basis by all farmers. After the Green revolution the use of insecticides and fertilizers increased. This did increase food production but also led to some negative side effects – one such being the insecticides spray falling on the face of the person spraying the fields. Cloth wrapped around the face leads to suffocation, so ultimately the person removes it.
Spraying by tractors did reduce the amount of spray falling on the face but does not prevent it totally. The insecticide spray enters the respiratory tract and creates long term health issues. The spray also results in a burning sensation on the face for hours.
The Moksha Face shield can totally prevent the spray from falling on the face of the farmer spraying the field. The N95 mask also prevents the insecticide from getting inside the respiratory tract but does not protect the eyes. The face shield / face mask are equipped with an N95 filter that is water proof and ensures that even the minutest spray does not enter the respiratory tract. At the same time ensuring much more than the required 8 liters of purified air is available for breathing. No effort has to be made by the user to breathe. Moksha - the mask that breathes ensures this.
Punjab being the most progressive agricultural state has probably the largest number of farmers suffering from cancer attributed to insecticides. Considering the alarming number of health issues especially the unusually high number of cancer cases in the agriculture community of Bhatinda district a study was conducted in 2018 by a group of scientists. The study revealed the oxidative stress and pesticide residue accumulation in the bloodstream of the farmers – more so in the case of persons carrying out the spraying operation.
Our product was selected by Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer –CAWACH (Centre for Augmentation of War against Covid-19) initiative under a loan-cum-grant scheme. (A Central Government initiative under the Department of Science and Technology).
The Moksha face shield and face mask surmounts the problem by using a micro fan to filter in the outside air through a N95 filter. A second exhalation blower fan pushes out the CO2 moisture laden air outside. This way the user is able to breathe fresh air that is aerosol free at all times. The unique air circulation technology also ensures that there is no fogging inside the face shield.
The products have been totally conceptualized, developed and manufactured in India by professionals from the IITs and IIMs. A true MADE IN INDIA world class product.
We have entered into Agreements with AIIMS, Delhi and NPL-CSIR, Delhi for rigorous testing of the physical characteristics and physiological impact of the Moksha mask as compared to a normal N95 mask.
Efficacy of the face shield (wide variety of applications)
This is probably the only face protection in the country that can be worn for long hours without any difficulty in breathing. Users do not get the urge to remove it from their face at any time.