EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEDICAL SUPPLIES
FOR A PANDEMIC
Are there some things that you should know before you choose a respirator?
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or here is their web page:
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All About Respirators
CDC ADVICE ON RESPIRATORS RELATED TO H1N1 AND SARS
This site is very comprehensive!
Yale University on Respirators
SCape™ CO/CBRN Escape Respirator
This is a pretty new and unique respirator (cost is about $300):
What You Should Know in Deciding Whether to Buy Escape Hoods, Gas Masks, or Other Respirators for Preparedness at Home and Work
MEDICAL MASK INFORMATION:
are SURGICAL MASKS?
Can a Mask Protect You from SARS?
Do Surgical Masks Stop SARS?
By Jon Cohen
Simple surgical masks can reduce the spread of bacteria in aerosols. Apart
from protecting the wearer from splashes in the mouth with body fluids,
they are intended to protect others from the wearer's oral and nasal bacteria.
They are not designed to protect the wearer from inhaled particles.
Find all FDA-cleared surgical masks and surgical N95 respirators. The
FDA’s website lets you search for medical devices that FDA has cleared
or approved, including personal protective equipment.
Search for all FDA-cleared surgical masks
for all FDA-cleared surgical N95 respirators
NOW YOU KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WEARING SURGICAL MASKS IN A PANDEMIC!!!
Co-op member in put:
Hi, Cordell, interesting stuff, if a little disappointing that they don't
protect better from the viruses, but I thought the reason we wanted to
have masks in our emergency preparedness stuff was to filter out dust
when we need to clear out buildings or digging for people trapped and
that sort of stuff. The same reason we want to be sure to have a good
pair of work gloves and sturdy shoes handy. Tony always had some masks
on hand when we were helping him in his cabinet shop to use when there
was lots of sawdust. Funny I wasn't even thinking of protection from viruses!
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