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Welcome to the Mask Dr's frequently asked questions page.

The major enemies of all latex masks are:

  1. Perspiration- It contains oils, and oil rots rubber.
  2. Petroleum- Any kind of oil, Vaseline, or solvent, dissolves latex.
  3. Sunlight- UV rays and ultraviolet. They also make rubber brittle.
  4. Heat- Heat will bake out the natural moisture rubber needs.
  5. Crushing- If folded, and under pressure, masks will crease.


So, you point to what's wrong, and I'll suggest possible causes, and remedies.

Please choose an ailment above, and click on it for more information.

No guarantee of success is expressed or implied. Any success or failure is not the responsibility of the Mask Doctor, or anyone affiliated therewith.