For additional protection get The Copper Shark™ – The Bacteria and Virus Killing Touch-Tool.
The Copper Shark™ is made with MD-Cu29 antimicrobial copper, the only touch surface material registered by the EPA to continuously kill more than 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses that cause infections. By using the Copper Shark™ to open lever style doors, turn on faucets, flush toilets and push buttons on ATM’s and elevators in public places, you are effectively putting an antimicrobial barrier between you and touch surfaces that may harbor the most common disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
Copper in the Medical News
- NBC: Copper can kill certain types of viruses
- Copper making a comeback as a major disease fighter
- 229E was rapidly inactivated on a range of copper alloys
- Copper Can Destroy Respiratory Viruses
A N95 Mask will help provide protection from Ebola, certain viruses and bacteria and other airborne particulate matter. For Children and Adults. Individually sealed until use keeps them fresh. FDA Approved and NIOSH approved. Folds flat for easy carry and storage. 20/box. Model HC-NB295F.
CDC recommends N-95 masks for Virus Protection
A N-95 face mask, as part of basic protection from the Anthrax, Bird Flu, H7N9 Bird Flu, H7 Avian Influenza and Airborne HPAI Virus Protection, MERS, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever and Enterovirus, is recommended by:
Prevention and Treatment of Avian Influenza A Viruses in People
Mayo Clinic: “…studies have shown that using a surgical mask can help prevent influenza”
Anthrax: N-95 for Anthrax Spores
CDC Interim Guidance for Infection Control – This guidance pertains to avian influenza A (H7N9), Asian H5N1, and the newly detected avian influenza H5 viruses in the United States (H5N2, H5N8, and the new reassortant H5N1 virus).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Preventing MERS-CoV from Spreading to Others in Homes and Communities
National Institute of Health study: Face Mask Use and Control of Respiratory Virus Transmission “Adherence to mask use was associated with a significantly reduced risk of infection.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Ebola)
National Institutes of Health (under ‘prevention’ section)
World Health Organization (WHO) (under ‘prevention and control’ section)
Is the Ebola virus spread between humans in an airborne manner?
Based on a study using swine and macaques (monkeys), the answer would be ‘maybe‘. Aerosolized Ebola was detected in air samples, and some of the macaques did come down with symptoms of Ebola. However, saliva, one of the bodily fluids that can transmit Ebola from person to person, can spread through the air in close proximity. Ever been sneezed upon? Or maybe unknowingly touch an area that someone just sneezed upon or touch with their contaminated hands (see our protective gloves)? For seasonal influenza (flu) exposure criteria the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites the 6 feet (2 meter) close-contact rule. Of course, if the virus mutates there is the possibility that it could be finally and officially categorized as an ‘airborne’ virus by health officials.
Key Features of our N95 Face Masks:
- Coronavirus Protection. FLU Protection. Anthrax Protection. MERS Protection. Ebola Protection. Enterovirus Protection. H7N9 Avian Bird Flu Protection.
- Model HC-NB295F Surgical Mask
- Manufactured by Honeywell™ for Sperian™ (Honeywell bought Sperian)
- NIOSH Approved as a particulate respirator
- FDA Approved as a surgical mask
- Individually sealed to maintain freshness and integrity
- Flat fold design for easy storage and portability
- Latex free
- Bacteria Filtration Efficient
- Conforms to ASTM F1862, 160mmHg
- Meets CDC Guidelines N-95 for Anthrax Spores
- Dual Strap Flat Fold
- Adjustable Nose Clip
- Diamond Stamped Keeps Respirator Fully Expanded
- Pictorial Donning Instructions
NIOSH and FDA Approved
NIOSH (Center for Disease Control) shows approval of the HC-NB295F mask by NIOSH as an N95 respirator and also approval by the FDA as a surgical mask. This model, HC-NB295F, is indicated with the Model Number followed by (FDA) appearing in BOLD. (scroll to top of page for more info)
FDA Guidelines on the use of N95 Face Masks
Lab study supports use of N95 respirators for flu protection
Is the Zika Virus an airborne virus?
Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. Mosquito Repellents That Best Protect Against Zika. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes.
Official CDC Health Advisory on the Zika Virus: Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico
N95 Particulate Respirators help in preventing the inhalation of alpha particles and some low-energy beta particles.
An alpha particle is the heaviest and most highly charged of the common nuclear radiations. As a result, alpha particles very quickly give up their energy to any medium through which they pass, rapidly coming to equilibrium with, and disappearing in, the medium. They have a low penetrating power – you can stop them with just a sheet of paper. Since Alpha particles cannot penetrate your skin they are generally not a cause for concern. However, if alpha radiation is inhaled or ingested, they can kill nearby cells. Examples: Polonium-210, Radon-222, Radium-226 and Americium-241.
Low Energy Beta Radiation
Millicurie quantities of low energy beta emitters do not present an external exposure hazard since they cannot penetrate the outer dead layer of skin. However, extreme caution should be taken to avoid internal contamination. These nuclides will have an affinity for certain target organs and can impart a significant local dose to that portion of the body. Examples: Hydrogen-3 (Tritium), Carbon-14, Phosphorus-32, Sulfur-35 and Nickel-63.
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