- Airplane filters take away 99% of particles, consultants say, which may also help maintain transmission of COVID-19 low on flights.
- However face masks present an extra layer of safety — particularly for those who’re sitting subsequent to an contaminated passenger.
- Although filters are efficient, one skilled mentioned, folks want to recollect air programs might be turned off throughout boarding.
Weeks earlier than a federal judge’s ruling led U.S. airways to drop masks mandates, airline executives argued masks now not ought to be required – partially as a result of air filtration programs on planes create “hospital-grade cabin air.”
Now that masks are non-obligatory on each main U.S. airline, consultants mentioned the filters that take away 99% of particles, together with viruses, will assist maintain transmission on flights low however will not remove the danger of spreading COVID-19 that masks helped mitigate.