Study: Face Masks Cut Distance Traveled by Airborne Pathogens in Half

Based on the results, the investigators found that a cloth face covering reduced emissions in all directions to about 2 feet compared to the 4 feet of emissions produced when coughing or speaking with no mask on.

A new study from the University of Central Florida (UCF) found that face masks reduce the distance airborne pathogens could travel--specifically when speaking or coughing--by more than half compared to not wearing a mask.

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