Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Is The Swine Flue Hype Over Yet?

I haven't heard much on the news lately, but maybe I'm just not paying attention. Regardless, it is still a good idea to protect yourself from any potential threats of Swine Flu.

If you have a family, and young children especially, it is so important to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting sick. Even with regular flu, or any simple virus, it is best to be protected so you don't infect others around you.

So why not be fun and fashionable while protecting yourself? Click here to view mask designs. These respiratory masks are really cute, and also help protect you from getting Swine Flu. Originally they were designed for little kids to wear in hospitals, but they have since branched out to other areas, and are now selling flu masks for adults.

FluFashion uses NIOSH Surgical N95 Particulate Respirators, also known as masks, "which uphold a filtration level and fluid resistance universally recognized in the prevention of the inhalation of airborne microorganisms."

"The "95" means the mask, if properly fitted
—and that "fit factor" presents a big if—can filter out particles down to .3 microns 95 percent of the time. (A human hair is roughly 100 microns in diameter). Human coronaviruses (like the swine
flu) measure between .1 and .2 microns, which is one to two times below the cutoff, but tend to be caught and travel on larger particles like mucus and flem which is released to the air forcibly when people sneeze or cough."

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