Last winter, the influenza virus nearly vanished because of the precautions taken against the Covid-19 virus by wearing masks and social distancing. With the CDC warning of an "early and possible severe flu season," experts predict this year may be different as people return to their normal activities and precautions are relaxed. Some also linked a possible spike to the decline of immunity because of last year's precautions. Federal health officials are worried about the impact the flu coupled with Covid-19 could have on our health systems. "The potential for a 'twindemic' of both widespread flu and Covid-19 cases is at the forefront of local public health officials’ minds as the winter months draw closer." - Michaela Ramm, The Gazette
The facts are the flu and the common cold are extremely contagious. But by embracing the new habits and what we have learned from the Covid-19 outbreak, including newer studies on respiratory virus spread, we can change the trajectory of flu seasons and avoid a "twindemic." Places like school or the office can be a breeding ground for these sicknesses. Protect yourself and those around you this flu season with a face mask like STRONG Procedure Masks.
How Face Masks Work
Face masks help to limit the spread of germs. Coughing, sneezing and even just talking and breathing release tiny drops of germs into the air that may contain a strain of cold or flu. By wearing a face mask, you are reducing the number of germs that you are exposing yourself to as well as limiting your own germs from spreading.
When to Wear
Wear a face mask when you exhibit signs of the flu or cold and will be around other people. Do not show up to work or school if you have a fever. You can also opt to wear a face mask to reduce your exposure to those who are sick around you.
STRONG Procedure Masks
STRONG Procedure Masks are made in the U.S.A. They are lightweight and comfortable while still reducing the spread of and exposure to respiratory germs. These masks have high filtration—their PFE Rating exceeds 99% and their BFE Rating exceeds 99%. They are available in blue.
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Dentists and hygienists didn’t always use procedure masks.
Back in the 1960s, published reports investigated why dentists and hygienists seemed to suffer from upper respiratory tract infections than the average person. Later studies showed that dentists who did not routinely wear masks during patient care suffered from colds more often as well.
Eventually, procedure masks became a requirement for dentists and hygienists to protect against airborne germs generated from dental care.
High Quality Protection You Need
You need a high-quality procedure mask to deliver a strong defense against airborne germs and illnesses. Right now, more than ever, it is so important to know where your protection is coming from and to what standards it passes.
STRONG Procedure Masks are the high-quality procedure masks that you need. They are FDA approved with bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) that exceeds 99% and particle filtration efficiency (PFE) that exceeds 99%.
We even have ASTM Level 3 masks made right here in our Charlotte, NC facility.
Less vital, but still important, is the comfort of your masks. The STRONG Procedure Mask's multiple layer construction ensures that the outer layer of our mask is protective while the inner layer is still smooth and comfortable.
Even though they are 100% made in the USA, this product is still available for less than our competitors. You can find this product and more in Online Store.