Face masks for exercise are set to go on sale in France from February 15, with two models available for running and winter sports.
Sports brand Salomon which created the masks, after 8 months of development, say they will allow people to exercise at intense levels without risk, as the material used uses top level filtration technology.
It said the mask fulfils “the health certification criteria linked to air flow, and the expulsion of Co2 produced by the athletes’ breathing.”
The World Health Organisation has previously advised against wearing masks during exercise, due to the risk of reduced breathing capacity.
Initially the masks are being aimed at high-level athletes, who need to continue training while remaining protected from Covid-19. Around 10,000 masks will be produced each month, with models retailing at €18.
Guillaume Meyzenc, a vice-president at Salomon, said they thought the ski lifts would be open this winter and