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The Truth About The Environmental Toll Of Disposable Face Masks

The Truth About The Environmental Toll Of Disposable Face Masks
As mandatory mask wear is being slowly phasing out, an ancillary crisis seems to be looming at the very same time. It is no longer a lack of supply as face masks of just about any type can now be found online, although unaware consumers may very well be purchasing and wearing masks that offer absolutely no protection...

Like Moths to Cloth: Why Are We Swarming Toward Unsafe Masks?

Like Moths to Cloth: Why Are We Swarming Toward Unsafe Masks?
After nearly two years navigating a global pandemic, you’d imagine we’d have essential means of protection figured out. But we don’t. One of the optimal and easily used forms of protection against both viral infection and other airborne pathogens and pollutants like dust, wildfire smoke, spores, etc....

Reusable Face Masks vs. Disposable Face Masks

Disposable Face Masks In The Sand at a Beach | OCTO® Safety Devices

The time has come to talk about face mask etiquette—but not from the lens of whether you should wear one or not. Rather, how to properly handle your choice of mask—especially should that choice be a disposable option.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, disposable face masks... 

Staff Spotlight: Meet Puki

Staff Spotlight: Meet Puki
To celebrate National Cat Week this week, we thought we’d turn the lens toward our beloved office cat, Puki. They reminded us that it was the week to celebrate cats (little do they know, every week is to celebrate cats) and that the holiday has been in place since 1946! Cats are smarter and more observant than we give them credit for. Just don’t tell Puki...

Masking Up in Schools Can Reduce COVID Outbreaks

Masking Up in Schools Can Reduce COVID Outbreaks

In the early stages of the pandemic, it was widely believed that children were not a risk group for COVID infections, but, as the American Academy of Pediatrics reports, as of October 21 of this year, nearly 6.3 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. This amounts to a staggering 13.8% of all the COVID-19 cases in the country (total reported cases 45.616 million, per The New York Times).

If you’ve been reading the news, you know that in certain parts of the country there are school districts that aren’t mandating that students wear facemasks in the classroom or anywhere within the school. Some of the comments from parents opposed to having their kids wear face masks have ranged from “It’s child abuse to make kids wear masks,” to “face masks don’t work.”