Tag: <span>Mask</span>

Flu widespread in 49 US states, flu mask one option

Influenza is unusually rampant this year as 49 US states report widespread flu cases. This could a year to consider adding a flu mask to your health arsenal (though please note my important disclaimer). Three factors make this particular season particularly severe. The first is the that the number of flu cases has tripled over…




What the fog? The challenge of masks fogging glasses

Those of us who wear glasses are quite familiar with the annoyance of putting on a face mask and then suddenly seeing the world fog up around us. Some people I know have said that they would love to wear masks to protect themselves against allergens and pollution, but refrain from doing so because of…




The development of mask fashion Part I: The 20th century

At what point did mask manufacturers begin seriously thinking about masks as a utilitarian fashion accessory? It’s not clear. But it is clear that the development of mask fashion has accelerated throughout the decades. While originally for industrial and medical purposes, protective masks seem to have been available to the American consumer throughout most of…




surgical mask capabilities are much lower than most realize

Most people never think about wearing a mask until they suddenly discover that something they’re breathing is bothering them. Often times, the first thing that people will reach for is a surgical mask, because they are easy to find in any drugstore. Unfortunately, surgical masks capabilities are limited, and people often discover this the hard…