The consequences of not wearing N95 surgical masks

The global scare of the outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic has caused great awareness of the consequences of not wearing N95 surgical masks, washing one’s hands frequently and strictly following other precautionary measures to keep the swine flu virus at bay.

There are different kinds of masks like ordinary face masks, N95 respirators and surgical masks, dust masks etc. Of these the best kind to use are the N95 surgical masks or respirators because these are specially designed to filter out small particles and microorganisms in the air that normal facemasks do not do. Furthermore these masks also fit on the face tightly without leaving any open spaces for the virus to enter. The N95 surgical mask is a very good protection against the swine flu virus but it has to be worn correctly.

The only disadvantage is that it is difficult to breathe through if worn for very long periods. Along with the N95 surgical mask it is also important to follow other precautionary measures that are recommended by the Health Authorities, like avoiding crowded places, keeping personal hygiene at a very high level, and refraining from touching contaminated surfaces.

Since it is difficult to know which surfaces are germ free and which are not, it is important to spray all surfaces with an anti viral spray like the Smittstopp spray. This spray is excellent in keeping the environment virus free.

It can be sprayed on almost all surfaces. The spray sticks strongly to the surface and coats it with a layer of cationic polymer that is positively charged. Working on the principle of electrostatic attraction, the cationic polymer attracts the viruses and bacteria (anionic microorganisms) that are negatively charged to it and kills them instantly.

In this way the viruses do not have the chance to breed and pollute the environment. The Smittstopp spray is recommended for all public places like bus and train terminals, shopping centers, malls, hotels, restaurants and pubs, schools and educational institutions, libraries, public toilets, amusement parks and other likely places of infection.

All table tops, taps, switches, railings, knobs and handles, etc should be sprayed with this spray to reduce the risks. Personal items like cell phones, keys, jewelry, spectacles etc can also be sprayed to keep you safe from the dreaded virus.

Care should be taken that ordinary sprays or cleaners should not be used on the Smittstopp sprayed surface because this will neutralize the effect of electrostatic attraction, since the common sprays are negatively charged. Surfaces should be kept very clean to get the maximum protection. This spray offers a long term protection and can be also used on clothes.

Thus you can see that the consequences of not wearing N95 surgical masks are grave and one can be thrown wide open to infection. Disposal of these masks should be done in a responsible manner, making sure that one does not touch the infected outside part.

It is a responsible citizen who wears the mask correctly and sees that his or her mask covers the mouth and nose. Irresponsibility will lead to infection and possibly death. Be vigilant and on the look out for the swine flu symptoms that include fever, severe vomiting, fatigue, body ache and headache, respiratory disorders and diarrhea.