What to know about spring allergy season

For some, spring allergies progress as symptoms that began during winter months and persist into the next season. For others, it’s a sharper contrast. March through May are typically the most severe times of the year for those with allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis or ‘hay fever’.   Due to the large variety of plant species that can cau...
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A Q&A with our #RZ5KGIVEAWAY Winner

We interviewed RZ Mask's recent #rz5kgiveaway winner and chatted about woodburning, creative inspiration and more.    Basia C., Woodburning Artist   How did you get started woodburning?  "I started woodburning a little bit by chance. I lived in Calgary for about six years. During that time, I had friends who started a business called BassBus...
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From RZR to RZ: An original customer story

We recently received a great story from one of our original customers:  Several years ago, shortly after the RZR Mask was introduced, Mike and Bonnie ordered our original RZR Masks for group riding in Arizona for dusty weather where it was very difficult to breathe. They hadn’t needed the masks for several years now as their riding has changed, ...
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6 shop projects to do together this holiday season

The holiday season, while hectic, is the perfect time to connect with family and friends. Once shopping is out of the way and your tape dispenser is all but exhausted from wrapping, we think taking the time to a different kind of ‘shopping’ is an opportunity to combine quality time with your DIY/woodworking passions. We’ve rounded up a few examp...
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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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RZ Mask deployed to Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan

I've deployed to Iraq for five years between 2003-2010 and Afghanistan from 2013-present and as a former U.S. Army soldier and current Defense Department contractor. Maintaining a high fitness level in deployed environments is very important as physical and mental stressors are numerous and constant. I retired from the Army after 22 years and...
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