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Getting a child of any age to actually wear a Face Mask can present a whole new set of challenges for parents. So if you have a necessary errand or appointment coming up where the kids won’t be able to realistically stay more than six feet away from others, here are some ideas that can help them follow the CDC’s recommendation. Make it a point to talk about wearing Face Masks as a positive thing. We can all do our part to help and protect others - this also makes the whole Face Mask-wearing phenomenon seem much less scary. When your...

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Filtering Face Respirators (FFR), sometimes referred to Disposable Respirators, or Disposable Face Masks are subject to a variety of regulatory standards around the world. These standards specify certain required physical and performance characteristics. It also requires the Respirators to meet a certain criteria. Health in a pandemic or emergency is key, and these standards are often referred to when making recommendations for Respirators. For example, people should use "KN95 Masks, FFP2 Masks or equivalent" Respirators. If your country (or state) requires you to wear a KN95 Masks, then wearing the proper Respirator that will provide you with the utmost protection, will count -...

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Yes, yes, and, yes! 3-Ply Face Masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing, using hand sanitizers and social distancing, do help slow the spread of the virus. Why weren't Disposable Face Masks recommended at the start of the pandemic? In the beginning, experts didn't know the extent to which people with COVID-19 could spread the virus before symptoms appeared. Nor was it known that some people who have COVID-19 do not show any symptoms. Both groups can unknowingly spread the virus to others. These discoveries led public health groups to do a complete 360 on Disposable Face Masks. The World...

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Is the popularity of Hand Sanitizers justified? Although most health officials say that soap and water is the best way to keep your hands virus-free, when you’re not near a sink, the experts say, Hand Sanitizers is the next best thing. To get the maximum benefit from Hand Sanitizers, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recommends that people use Hand Sanitizers that contains at least 60% alcohol, cover all surfaces of their hands with the product, and rub them together until dry. Even before scientists knew that germs existed, doctors made the link between hand washing and health. American medical reformer...

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