nprnews_____ = ||| lubuntu at wor3|||Coronavirus FAQ: What Does It Mean If I Can Blow Out A Candle While Wearing A Mask?||| kickerpage = |||no kicker pagenpr for NPRNEWS||| summarynpr = |||The candle test is one way to (roughly) assess the effectiveness of a mask. If your mask passes the test, you can help it do an even better job with some simple hacks.


Coronavirus FAQ: What Does It Mean If I Can Blow Out A Candle While Wearing A Mask?

Birthday spoiler alert: If you want your mask to be a barrier to coronavirus transmission, you should not be able to blow out candles while wearing it.

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Coronavirus FAQ: What Does It Mean If I Can Blow Out A Candle While Wearing A Mask?



The candle test is one way to (roughly) assess the effectiveness of a mask. If your mask passes the test, you can help it do an even better job with some simple hacks.


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