Month: <span>December 2017</span>

Skyrocketing demand for masks as California fires continue to burn

It is never good news when new threats emerge that require the use of masks.  Unfortunately, right now, there is a skyrocketing demand for masks. California fires continue to burn many acres in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, and nearly 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.  Last weekend, authorities ordered over…



The development of mask fashion part III: Airpocalypse and the 21st century

The years since 2000 have dealt with an increasing number of efforts to make masks fashionable. While a rather gradual effort, 21st century mask fashion development was arguably accelerated by three different events—the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, the 2009-10 H1N1 flu pandemic, and severe air pollution in China that began to hit the news more and…