What Bird Flu Protection – Gas Mask? Bird Flu Mask? 3M Face Mask? NanoMask? N95 Mask?

As President Bush announced his $7.1 billion strategy to prepare for the danger of a pandemic influenza outbreak, scientists and doctors reminded us that the plan to n95 mask manufacturer stock antiviral drugs may be flawed. World production of the drug is being outstripped by demand and currently the U.S. has ordered only enough of the anti-virals Tamiflu and Relenza for about 5 million people. Orders may be placed, but if the drugs cannot be produced on time then what help are they to us? In addition, current drugs may be of little use if new virus strains emerge which are resistant to current medication.

A vaccine for Bird Flu is not available. A vaccine against SARS has not even been produced, and it’s been over two years since SARS first struck. Think about it logically – according to the medical establishment, even a cure for the common cold has eluded medical science. What realistic chance is there for a Bird Flu cure in the near future? Even if a Bird Flu vaccine is developed, it must still be produced in mass quantities and that takes months or even years. What happens if Bird Flu transmits fully to humans, and arrives in your community tomorrow?

The only stable, scientific proof of what actually works in protecting humans and preventing Bird Flu is the mask – more specifically the Nano Mask – NanoMask®

The NanoMask has been subjected to rigorous scientific testing and evaluation. According to Nelson Laboratories of Salt Lake City, an independent testing lab of such filters, Bacteriophage MS-2 is the recognised standard testing organism for many filters. Being one of the smallest used viruses at 220nm it is able to give a higher challenge to the filter media.

NanoMask® (Nano Mask) designed by Emergency Filtration Products, has been tested down to 27 nanometers or .027 microns. Good enough to stop H5N1, SARS, and other viruses.

The president of Emergency Filtration, Doug Beplate, advised that the primary reason NanoMasks are so successful in stopping viruses is their unique nanoparticle coating on each filter. Beplate said, “The nanoparticle coating joins with chlorine particles to achieve an arrest and eradication of undesirable agents.” In other words, biohazardous particulates like H5N1 are not only blocked, but destroyed, thanks to the nanoparticle coating. Yes, it actually kills the virus upon contact.

A traditional filter without the nanoparticle coating, like N95, would turn into a breeding ground for a virus or bacterial agent. Thus we caution you against using any N95 mask in a pandemic or epidemic, or even to stop ordinary colds.

But first, examine the table below showing virus sizes, so you can judge for yourself how effective the NanoMask is. The abbreviation nm means nanometer, which is one billionth of a meter. N95 can only filter out material greater in size than .3 microns, which is equal to 300 nanometers.

Every virus you see in the table below is smaller than 300 nanometers, therefore, N95’s manufactured by 3M and most other masks are useless against these viruses and others.

Virus (Description) / Size Bacteriophage (MS) / 220nm Hepatitis / 24nm – 30nm Adenovirus / 70nm HIV / (AIDS) / 80nm Cytomegalovirus / 100nm Orthomyxovirus / 120nm Coronavirus (SARS) / 80nm – 160nm

Some quick reminders then as to why so many experts believe that the NanoMask offers the best bird flu protection and bird flu prevention available:

* Ordered by the United States Department of Defence for all military troops.

* Removes virus and bacteria from inhaled and exhaled breath.

* The first face mask in the world to use nanotechnology enhanced filter media to isolate and destroy viral and bacterial pathogens.

* Two-piece mask completely adjustable and reusable. The replaceable filter is disposable. Easy to insert a new filter. Shelf life is 1 year without exposure to UV rays.

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