Should a mask be worn to prevent illness?

In the wake of recent global health news, you may be wondering how you can protect yourself from viral illnesses, and if you can and/or should do so by using a mask.   Our filters block 99.9% of particulates down to .1 micron – a rate that is known to be effective toward most airborne pathogens like influenza and SARS, especially in the form of ...
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Notable air pollution events in history

Air pollution is one of the biggest breathing hazards around to date and is responsible for roughly 5.5 million premature deaths worldwide every year. Not to mention, a recent major study has found a link between cardiac arrests and exposure to particulates. But is air pollution a new issue? As it turns out, air pollution problems are not exclus...
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Beat Pollen This Spring

   Weather is warming up, days are getting longer, and the only snow in sight is what’s left of the massive mound in the mall parking lot. We all are so excited to get outside and enjoy spring! Only problem is a massive amount of pollen was just released into our atmosphere and if you’re one of the 50 million Americans suffering from allergies e...
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