How effective are Swine Flu Masks?
Swine flu has suddenly emerged as the new face of terror. An infectious virus, Swine flu or the H1N1virus displays the signs of a normal flu. Though treatable if diagnosed at the right stage, this flu can prove to be fatal as it affects the respiratory system of the affected person often leading to death.
Just like the normal human flu, swine flu symptoms include fever, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue sometimes accompanied by diarrhoea and vomiting. It has been noticed that this influenza virus tends to worsen underlying cronic medical conditions.
Extremely contagious by nature, swine flu spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing. People also tend to get infected by touching something that has the flu virus on it and then touching their nose or mouth. Swine flu affects people irrespective of their age, backgrounds or locations, though old people and small children seem to be more susceptible towards it. Prevention and caution at times like this seem to be the only alternative in the absence of a vaccine to prevent contracting swine flu.
Some of the things that one can to do protect themselves from the virus are to wash hands frequently, wear face masks especially when outdoors or amongst a gathering of people, keeping the surroundings clean and hygienic, being physically active and keeping your immunity up. The most effective prevention method has been seen to be the use of alcohol based sanitizers and swine flu safety masks. There are various types of face masks that are available in the market. From simple surgical masks to disposable face masks to the higher grade respirator masks. Though it has been seen that people everywhere are wearing all kind of masks, it is these respirator masks that are seen to provide adequate protection. These masks are recommended for people who have been infected by the virus and are likely to spread the virus and also for people who are exposed to this virus.
Ordinary face masks only prevent the droplets form spreading from one person to another while sneezing or coughing and also from splashes. However, they are not designed to protect the wearer from breathing in very small particles. Respirators on the other hand fit more snugly and are designed to filter the small particles present in the air as well. If used correctly masks, mostly respirators, reduce the risk of catching swine flu.
Smittstop has come up with a revolutionary product that makes the respirator masks even more effective. By simply spraying the Smittstop disinfectant and sanitizer inside and on your face mask you can prevent bacteria and infection from dwelling on the masks or penetrating it. When used along with the respirator, it can provide almost 99% protection in comparison to the regular face masks.
The Smittstop sanitizer is a cationic polymer cleaner which sanitizes, cleans and kills bacteria all at the same time. Cationic polymers bind well with almost all kind of materials and provide long term protection. This spray is non toxic in nature and can be used at all times.
Get all the protection that you need and keep yourself safe from Swine flu.