With the current pandemic, face masks have become and everyday necessity. Many factories and manufacturing companies that produce other things, have jumped in to help with the fulfilling of coronavirus demands. From breweries making hand sanitizer, to GAP Inc., that usually makes clothes, switching to making face masks.
Even though we are several months into the coronavirus pandemic, smaller clinics and businesses are still struggling to get proper masks and other protective gear. In response to shortages of personal protective equipment, PPE, many clinics, and other companies in the medical field switched to initial intakes being done outside. This helps reduce exposure and preserve the gear they have on hand.
Cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants tend to get confused with each other. However, they are not all created equal. Sanitizers just reduce bacteria, not kill them. Killing bacteria is a job for disinfectants. Then you have cleaners that do just that. They clean, removing dirt and grime from surfaces.
Keeping your home and other places clean and keeping the people in the area safe is an especially important task. When used as suggested, disinfectants are one of the best ways to do just this.
When it comes to disinfectants, there a lot of options on the market and they all do different things. When choosing a disinfectant for your facility you need to know what you are trying to get rid of. Not all disinfectants are made the same. Some kill one type of germ and others kill other types of germs.
A lot of companies use the phrase “Kills 99.9% of Germs” as a selling point. The problem, this doesn’t actually mean a lot. This statement is misleading and can be dangerous in some situations. When a disinfectant says it kills 99.9% of germs you would think it meant 99.9% of all the germs out there. Wrong. This just means it is good at killing specific germs.
Wearing a mask whenever you leave the house has become the new norm. In preventing the spread of the latest coronavirus pandemic, the government and partnering agencies have suggested, and in some places enforced, the wearing of a face mask when you are out in public.
While wearing masks has become a new norm that limits the spread of Covid-19, it has come to be a problem for some people.
With the masks covering up almost 50% of a person’s face, those that rely on reading lips to communicate are having difficulties doing so. These are often those with hearing disabilities.
Amidst the current pandemic, wearing a face mask has become the new normal. However, with different places beginning to reopen, the mask in general has become a huge debate topic.
As reported poisonings from deficient hand sanitizer rise, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of alleged toxic sanitizers to avoid, raised a new alarm about a chemical to look out for, and warned that some products on the market lack the required germ/virus-killing potency to be effective.
Who knew we’d all be so involved in the new language of this pandemic, like the differences between “disinfect” and “sanitize”.
Yep, there’s a difference. And it matters.
The N95 respirator is the most common of the seven types of particulate filtering facepiece respirators. This product filters at least 95% of airborne particles but is not resistant to oil.
As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing commitment to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the agency has issued two guidance documents to communicate its policy for the temporary manufacture of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products.