Huuman Gear – Personal Protective Equipment https://huumangear.com Personal Protective Equipment Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:35:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://huumangear.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cropped-Huuman-Site-Icon-100x100.jpg Huuman Gear – Personal Protective Equipment https://huumangear.com 32 32 Symptoms of COVID-19 or the Flu? https://huumangear.com/symptoms-of-covid-19-or-the-flu?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=symptoms-of-covid-19-or-the-flu Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:58:07 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=1024 With flu season approaching, sickness will be more prevalent. Read our blog to better understand the symptoms you're feeling and to differentiate the illnesses.

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Fall is just around the corner. We look forward to Halloween, sweater weather, pumpkin spice, and vibrant colored trees that make for a picturesque backdrop. What we don’t look forward to, however, are the allergies that accompany the season. Every year, millions of people suffer from allergies, which sometimes leads to a cold, and in worst cases, the flu. Seasonal sickness can be severe for some and mild for others but add COVID-19 to the equation and matters are instantly more challenging. With the virus spreading profusely across the United states in the last six months, the slightest symptoms have conditioned people to assume they’ve contracted COVID. So, how will you know if your allergies are flaring or if you’re sick with COVID? It’s consequential to differentiate the symptoms and to know when to get tested. 

If your allergies are triggered in the spring, they’re likely to do so in the fall. During the spring season, trees, grass and flowers bloom releasing billions of tiny grains into the air to fertilize other plants. The pollen is ingested by someone who is allergic, and their body’s defenses become erratic. Preceding fall is ragweed season (early August through mid-October), the time when ragweeds come alive. Like many other plants, the pollen from a single ragweed can cause itchiness, watery eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose, or congestion. Sometimes, during ragweed season you may also have post-nasal drip. It’s important to note that very rarely will someone have a fever with nasal allergies. This is a helpful way to distinguish your symptoms from other illnesses. Allergies can also be hereditary or a result of asthma, but generally, most people with fall allergies have a history of experiencing symptoms in the fall. Coughing is not a major symptom of nasal allergies, however, many people with nasal allergies may also have asthma. Over-the-counter medicine often remedies mild symptoms of fall allergies.  

Common colds and upper respiratory infections indicate the beginning of the fall season. This is prevalent among kids. Depending on where you live, schools re-opening during this time can be a hotspot for viral contraction. The common cold is accompanied by mild headaches, slight coughs, nasal congestion and a runny nose. Symptoms unrelated to the cold include severe headaches, shortness of breath and any gastrointestinal problems.  

Influenza also rises in the fall and unfortunately, thousands of people are hospitalized and even die from this every year. It’s improbable for anyone to accurately predict the most vulnerable demographic and the severity of the spread. During this season, fevers are present and it’s common for people to experience symptoms similar to those of COVID. This includes body aches, fatigue, sore throat, and dry cough. Unlike COVID-19, there is a vaccine for influenza. If you begin to feel any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated to mitigate any chance of developing the flu. Those who are asthmatic are especially encouraged to get vaccinated. If you do contract the flu, there are prescription medications available to reduce the severity of the symptoms.  

“If you begin to feel any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor about getting vaccinated to mitigate any chance of developing the flu.”

Currently, COVID-19 is the foremost, prevalent concern in the United States. Since the initial observation of its presence in China, the spread has not seized and continues to claim lives. Data suggests the most vulnerable demographics include the elderly and those with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Despite this, all ages are susceptible to contracting the virus. The classic symptoms of COVID include a fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and loss of taste or smell. Like allergies and the cold, nasal symptoms can occur with COVID. And similar to the symptoms of influenza, body aches and a sore throat may also occur with COVID. Symptoms like nausea and diarrhea have also been reported with some COVID cases, but they are far less common than symptoms of respiratory conditions.  

There are several distinctive symptoms of COVID, but many of them overlap with infections experienced in the fall season. Experiencing any of them can certainly be frightening for anyone. Avoid making assumptions before seeking medical guidance. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, analyze whether you’ve been exposed to anyone with the virus in the last 14 days. It can take anywhere between 2-14 days for symptoms to develop. Then, call your doctor to discuss getting tested for the virus. After testing, quarantine yourself until you receive the results and if your symptoms worsen, seek medical attention immediately.  

“Avoid making assumptions before seeking medical guidance.”

Like the rest of the year, this season is going to be a challenge. We can, however, manage to get through it without an increasing fatality rate. It’s necessary to follow the guidelines provided by the CDC and health professionals. Social distance at least 6-feet apart from others when you’re in public spaces, wear a face mask, wash your hands, quarantine if you’re feeling the slightest bit ill, and call your doctor if you have any questions.  

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Common Face Mask Misconceptions https://huumangear.com/common-face-mask-misconceptions?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=common-face-mask-misconceptions Thu, 16 Jul 2020 22:00:54 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=978 There is so much misinformation regarding face masks floating around right now, it might be difficult to trust what is true. Here are some facts to reassure you face masks are doing more good than harm.

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With an array of misconceptions regarding face mask use floating around, it is important to differentiate facts from fiction. Below are some common fallacies you should avoid believing. 

  • “COVID-19 is just a hoax and the government just wants to scare you” 
    • FACT: A 30-year-old man in San Antonio recently died from COVID-19 after attending a ‘COVID party’ where the goal was to try and contract the virus to see if it is real or a scam. Just before he died, he told his nurse “I thought it was a hoax but it’s not.” Unfortunately, his story has been lived by many. Celebrities and politicians who once doubted the severity of the virus have come to contract it themselves, publicly admitting their ignorance and advocating for the use of face masks. With this barrier, the risk of transmission is extremely low.  
  • “Masks are unconstitutional” 
    • FACT: Protecting others from yourself and yourself from others sounds seemingly constitutional. During a global pandemic, the practice exhibits the most basic form of respect, for yourself and others. Whether you believe in it or not, the livelihood of those around you should matter enough to take the simplest precaution of wearing a mask.   
  • “I won’t be able to breathe when I wear a mask” 
    • FACT: Masks have been around since the 17th century, so this isn’t a new thing. For decades, healthcare workers have used masks regularly. Surgeons wear them for extended periods of time (up to 12 hours in a day) but don’t get sick or die. If you feel like it’s a struggle to breathe in a face mask, you should practice wearing it for short periods and then gradually increase the duration.  
  • “You only need to wear a mask when you’re around a crowd of people, like at protests” 
    • FACT: Wrong. If you leave home, you should always wear a mask. You should wear it in all public spaces including grocery stores, gyms, theaters, healthcare offices, restaurants, public transportation, etc.  
  • “Wearing a mask will weaken my immune system” 
    • FACT: If surgeons wear masks for hours on end, how are they still alive? If masks truly weakened immune systems, most might not be. There is no scientific evidence supporting the claim that masks weaken immune systems. Although a mask greatly reduces the amount of infectious droplets from entering your mouth or nose, it doesn’t at all prevent every microbe in the environment from entering your body.  
  • “I feel perfectly fine. I don’t need to wear a mask”  
    • FACT: Just because you don’t feel any symptoms doesn’t mean you haven’t contracted anything. If you’ve been exposed to the virus, it can take anywhere between 2-14 days before you develop any symptoms. According to the CDC, more than 40% of virus transmissions happen before people feel sick. Additionally, some people are asymptomatic and don’t feel any symptoms at all.  
  • “You need to replace your mask every day” 
    • FACT: You don’t need to replace your mask every day. Cloth face coverings can be washed and dried in machines. You can also hand wash it with hot water and soap then leave it to air dry.  
  • “You only need to wear it if you’re experiencing symptoms” 
    • FACT: Whether you’re experiencing symptoms or not, you should always wear your face mask around other people. Symptoms can take anywhere between 2-14 days to develop, so you may not know you have COVID-19 or the person next to you might not know they contracted it. If you’re not masked, you may expose yourself to the virus. If they’re not masked, they may release infectious droplets into the air you breathe. However, with a mask as a barrier this can all be avoided.
  • “You can get sick from breathing in too much of your own carbon dioxide” 
    • FACT: Mask wearing does not cause dioxide toxicity. Carbon dioxide does not build up in the mask, it passes through. If you’re feeling dizzy or lightheaded while wearing a mask, your body could be telling you it’s dehydrated.
  • “There is no scientific proof that masks actually work”
    • FACT: Many renowned physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals from all over the world have conclusively agreed that the use of face masks is beneficial. Data proves that the likelihood of transmitting the virus decreases significantly by wearing a mask. In the time of viral transmission, wearing a mask is paramount, and the scientific evidence supporting this claim is undoubtedly clear. 
  • “If I’m socially distancing, then I don’t need to wear a mask” 
    • FACT: Not true. If you are socially distancing, you should still also wear a mask. It’s not one or the other, it’s both. Protect yourself from others and protect others from you.  

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What is PPE? https://huumangear.com/what-is-ppe?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-is-ppe https://huumangear.com/what-is-ppe#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:01:48 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=939 PPE. You’ve probably seen or heard this acronym floating around for the past few months, on T.V., the radio, street signs, social media, or perhaps you heard it from your doctor, or friends and family. But, what does it mean and why is it relevant?

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PPE. You’ve probably seen or heard this acronym floating around for the past few months, on T.V., the radio, street signs, social media, or perhaps you heard it from your doctor, or friends and family. But, what does it mean and why is it relevant? It stands for Personal Protective Equipment. That’s right, just like your own body armor, PPE is exactly what it sounds like- equipment to protect you from harmful bacteria in the environment. This includes, protective clothing, helmets, gloves, face shields, goggles, facemasks, respirators, and other equipment designed to decrease the spread of infection or illness. Along with various other things, PPE has become a staple of this unique period, quickly becoming the ultimate necessity we never expected to need.

Personal Protective Equipment

Along with various other things, PPE has become a staple of this unique period, quickly becoming the ultimate necessity we never expected to need.

Due to the spread of COVID-19, preventive care is vital now more than ever.  And although many people refrain from wearing PPE, data proves that it does in fact decrease the likelihood of spreading/contracting germs. Several states have enforced mask wearing, while others have disregarded the evidence supporting its practical impact in societies. Since the start of the pandemic, New York was the state with the highest number of cases and rate of spread. However, after leaders began taking extensive measures to combat the growth, it has become one of two states in the entire country on track to contain COVID-19. Among the precautions they’ve taken to flatten the curve, is the required use of masks for workers and the public. Clearly, this is not the primary reason COVID-19 cases have reduced, however, there’s no denying that the barrier PPE provides is one that’s very much needed to prevent even the slightest bit of bacteria from infecting anyone. Contrary to western countries such as the United States and Europe, Asian countries have normalized the use of face masks for decades. On top of the regulations their leaders established amid the outbreak, their frequent practice of mask wearing also aided in flattening the curve in their countries.

Moreover, with the pandemic bringing the world to a pause, health professionals, government officials, community leaders, scientists, and researchers have all stressed the importance of PPE use. If used properly, it works as a barrier between an individual’s skin, mouth, nose, or eyes and viral and bacterial infections. To ensure healthcare workers are equipped with adequate PPE, the government agency regulates them and certifies that they meet their regulation. However, more recently, PPE has amassed a reputation for its shortage in the healthcare world. For a brief period, healthcare workers were in dire need for this equipment and many encouraged the public to hand over their clean masks, gowns and gloves. As of the present moment, these needs have been met in most facilities across the country, but the fight to find a cure for the coronavirus endures.   

With protests and politics, the world almost seemed to have forgotten about the virus for a moment. All the commotion perpetuated a façade of a coronavirus free world. The reality is that it never disappeared and for some states, it became more prevalent than before. PPE might only be required in some places and for frontline workers, but the facts remain. Mask wearers are protecting themselves from others who may be infected, and more importantly, are protecting others from themselves. The more gloves being worn leads to less people contracting bacterial infection through skin to skin contact. Frontline workers wearing protective garments decrease bacterial spread, to themselves, those they work with, and anyone else they may encounter. With more PPE in use, the less germs, bacteria and infections being spread. With the decrease in this spread, we can flatten the curve completely.

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How to Resize a Mask to Fit a Child https://huumangear.com/how-to-resize-a-mask-to-fit-a-child?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-resize-a-mask-to-fit-a-child https://huumangear.com/how-to-resize-a-mask-to-fit-a-child#comments Thu, 28 May 2020 17:50:42 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=879 Like the rest of the country, you may need a face mask when you’re out and about. But, what about your kids? Many studies have shown that kids contract and spread more germs than adults. If you have a spare mask and plan on heading out the door with your little one, consider a quick …

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Resize a Mask for a Child

Like the rest of the country, you may need a face mask when you’re out and about. But, what about your kids? Many studies have shown that kids contract and spread more germs than adults. If you have a spare mask and plan on heading out the door with your little one, consider a quick and convenient way to keep them protected. Below is a step by step tutorial on how to resize a mask (adult sized disposable face mask) to snugly fit your child’s face.

Before starting to resize a mask, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

Video Tutorial - Resize a Mask

Step 1.

Hold the mask vertically with the inside of the mask facing up.

Step 2.

Fold in the bottom part of the mask (the part that would go below your chin) halfway and then flatten the crease by pressing down on it.

Step 3.

Fold in the top part of the mask (the part that would go above your nose) halfway on top of the bottom half you just folded, then flatten it as well.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 4.

Still holding the mask vertically, stretch the ear strap and wrap it around your index finger, and then tie a knot.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 5.

Remove your index finger from the knot, pull and then tighten the knot.

Step 6.

Repeat step 5 to the other side of the mask.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 7.

Open the mask carefully.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 8.

Flip the mask so that the inside of it is facing you. With your index finger, push the tip of the mask (near the ear strap and at the ends of the nose bridge) inward. There should be a small window where you pushed in the mask.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
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Step 9.

Flatten the part you pushed inward to fit the mold of the mask wall. Repeat on other side.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 10.

Carefully open the mask, which should now be much smaller than before.

DIY Child Face Mask Steps
Step 11.

Try the mask on your child. Ensure that the mask is comfortable and that the child understands proper mask precautions, then you’re ready to go!

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Child wearing face mask

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Please Wear Your Face Mask https://huumangear.com/please-wear-your-face-mask?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=please-wear-your-face-mask https://huumangear.com/please-wear-your-face-mask#comments Wed, 27 May 2020 22:33:20 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=810 Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force recently mentioned that wearing a face mask “shows respect for another person.” The expert believes it is symbolic and said, “I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it …

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a member of the White House’s coronavirus task force recently mentioned that wearing a face mask “shows respect for another person.”

The expert believes it is symbolic and said, “I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing.”

He’s right. That is the kind of thing we should be doing. Wearing a mask should be understood as a form of respect. Wearing one not only symbolizes protection of your health and livelihood, but it also signifies respect for mankind.

After two months of lockdown, all 50 states have reopened, but not all are recovering. Recent reports show that 17 states have an increasing number of coronavirus cases. 17 states. Borders are not locked down, airports are not closed, and postal services remain operating, meaning every form of travel and export is accessible for carriers of the virus. A second wave of coronavirus is not inevitable.

However, there are precautions we can all take to ensure this doesn’t happen. First and foremost, if you’re feeling sick or showing symptoms of the virus, call your doctor and continue abstaining from social activities. Please, continue quarantining. Additionally, with the country reopening, public health officials have emphasized the significance of social distancing. That means, always staying at least six feet apart from another person. Lastly, WEAR A FACE MASK. Just because things are transitioning back to “normal”, does not mean that things are actually back to normal. Not at all. There is still a virus alive, active and contractable. And, unfortunately there is no cure yet. So, with that said, it is extremely essential to stay protected during this time.

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“I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci

What does ‘stay protected’ mean? It includes various factors beyond simply covering your face. There are many things to consider regarding how you wear it and what you should or shouldn’t be doing before, during and after you wear it.

According to the CDC, if you are wearing your face mask correctly it should do the following:

  • Snugly, but comfortably fit your face
  • Be secured around your ear with ties or ear loops
  • Have multiple layers of fabric
  • Not restrict your breathing
  • Should not be destroyed or reshaped when undergoing the washing and drying process
  • Cover your nose and mouth without any gaps between your face and the mask.

It is also important to note that you should not touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing the face mask. Once you do, be sure to wash your hands immediately after removing it.

The World Health Organization advises the following:

  • Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub before putting on a mask.
  • Make sure your mouth and nose are covered entirely and that there are no gaps between your face and the mask. After putting it on, you can blow into the mask while feeling with your hands if there is any air leakage.
  • If you need to touch your mask while using it, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. However, it is best to avoid touching your mask all together while using it.
  • Do not re-use single-use masks. Replace it with a new one if it gets damp.
  • When removing the mask, be sure NOT to touch the front of the mask and instead remove it from behind. Wash your hands thoroughly after discarding it.

Many people run into the issue of foggy glasses while wearing the face mask. According to research published in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011, washing your glasses with soapy water, without rinsing, and letting them air dry before putting them on reduces the amount of fogging in the glasses while wearing the mask.

man wearing face mask and glasses

Washing your glasses with soapy water, without rinsing, and letting them air dry before putting them on reduces the amount of fogging in the glasses while wearing the mask.

Another resolution is folding and placing a tissue underneath your glasses, on the bridge of your nose. The tissue reduces the condensation by absorbing the moisture that comes from your breath.

As previously mentioned, there are several things we can do to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, but it all begins with you; how you choose to social distance and stay protected.

If you’re in need of face masks, we invite you to check out our products. We offer disposable 3-ply masksKN95 face masks, and more.

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How to Wear KN95 Masks https://huumangear.com/how-to-wear-kn95-masks?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-wear-kn95-masks https://huumangear.com/how-to-wear-kn95-masks#comments Tue, 26 May 2020 18:27:59 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=728 Nothing is truly flawless, but the KN95 sure comes close. Among the elite set of masks offered on the market is the KN95 high filtration face mask. The KN95 boasts a five-layer protection that filters 95% of potentially harmful contaminants. The body of this mask differs from the widely used blue disposable masks because of …

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Nothing is truly flawless, but the KN95 sure comes close. Among the elite set of masks offered on the market is the KN95 high filtration face mask. The KN95 boasts a five-layer protection that filters 95% of potentially harmful contaminants. The body of this mask differs from the widely used blue disposable masks because of the circular design that comfortably fits the shape of the face. In addition to its favorable reviews, KN95 provides a clean and chic look to keep you looking sharp and protected- two very important things to be during a pandemic.

Like most masks, the process to put it on is not difficult, in fact, it’s quite simple. However, mistakes can be made with just about anything. So, on the off chance someone secures the straps around their head rather than their ears, we have provided instructions clarifying the correct usage of the mask. Moreover, wearing the mask in any other way than the intention of its design can lead to someone contracting/spreading germs. This is everything we aim to avoid, especially with the KN95 high-filtration efficient five-layer mask.

Before starting this process, please remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

  1. Remove the KN95 mask from the packaging.
  2. Unfold the mask and hold it out in front of you using the ear straps.
  3. Gently pull the ear straps outward to ensure they are secure. 
  4. Still holding onto the ear straps, pull the face mask toward your face and secure the straps behind your ears.
  5. Press down on the nose bridge of the mask, shaping the moldable, aluminum nose clip to fit the shape of your nose.
  6. After pressing down on the mask to close the space between your nose and mask, keep your hands secured over the mask.
  7. Begin blowing into the mask, using your hands to check for air leakage.

If there is any air leakage, continue pressing down on the mask to fit the mold of your face. If there is no air leakage, your mask should be secured. If so, you’re ready to step out with your sharp and clean KN95 face mask.

Please note that it is best to avoid touching your mask while using it. If you really need to, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before doing so. When you’re ready to remove the mask, touch it only on the ear straps. Furthermore, keep in mind that social distancing and following regulations enforced by public health officials also plays a vital role in keeping you protected.


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Miss Arizona USA 2018, Nicole J Smith, on Huuman’s 3-Ply Disposable Face Masks https://huumangear.com/miss-arizona-feedback-on-huumans-3-ply-disposable-face-masks?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=miss-arizona-feedback-on-huumans-3-ply-disposable-face-masks Tue, 19 May 2020 16:08:35 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=703 Miss Arizona USA 2018, Nicole J Smith, shares her thoughts on our 3-Ply Disposable Face Masks, the benefits of wearing PPE, and more. See her feedback below: Lets talk PPE, Giving back, AND protecting our friends and family. . I’ve recently partnered with @huumangear and we wanted to share some information on this popular topic. . ❓Why …

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Miss Arizona USA 2018, Nicole J Smith, shares her thoughts on our 3-Ply Disposable Face Masks, the benefits of wearing PPE, and more. See her feedback below:

Miss Arizona USA 2018, Nicole J Smith, wearing our 3-Ply Disposable Face Masks

Lets talk PPE, Giving back, AND protecting our friends and family. .

I’ve recently partnered with @huumangear and we wanted to share some information on this popular topic. .

❓Why wear masks? cOrOnA vIrUs can get through it – Technically yes but like other Illnesses and diseases we can be carriers and this is about slowing the spread of our own germs. This limits the amount of containments YOU share. I look at this as my way of hugging my fellow humans because it’s saying “I care about you and want to keep you safe”. This is ME doing MY part. It’s just like washing your hands. It’s not only for your safety but the safety of others. .

For example: Would you like a chef to cook your food without a hairnet on? Or someone with a wound to touch your food without gloves on? Think about it. It’s not for their safety but yours. It’s gross to think about but that’s an example I think will really click for some.

❓ What if I told you your purchase also helps local food kitchens and shelters? Guess what – It does! Huuman Gear is donating PPE to local shelters and food kitchens thanks to you and your support. They’ve donated 1850 face masks in the past 2 weeks!

❓ Which mask should I buy? This lightweight and breathable face mask is great for everyday errands (remember – Blue side out!) However if you are in the medical field then KN95 masks are available. If you are working closely with clients and patients then Face Shields are recommended to protect YOU, with a mask that will protect your clients/patients. Don’t forget your sanitizer as well which are also available on the website. .

❓ What if I’m a nonprofit and need supplies? A great question! If you are a nonprofit organization then you are encouraged to reach out at Huumangear.com and their wonderful team will work with you to get PPE for you and your volunteers. .

This is not me telling you what to do. This is just a little bit of information and perspective on where you can find affordable PPE, and the effectiveness of it. You don’t have to agree with me and if you do, cool. Just don’t attack one another because your views are different. Please be kind and be safe. .

Xoxo, Coco


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Manufacturing and Distribution company, Autoline Industries, Expands Operations to Distribute Face Masks During Pandemic https://huumangear.com/manufacturing-and-distribution-company-autoline-industries-expands-operations-to-distribute-face-masks-during-pandemic?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=manufacturing-and-distribution-company-autoline-industries-expands-operations-to-distribute-face-masks-during-pandemic Tue, 05 May 2020 20:53:52 +0000 https://huumangear.com/?p=540 Autoline Industries has recently expanded their operations to provide necessary personal protective equipment during the 2019-nCoV outbreak.

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Manufacturing and Distribution company, Autoline Industries, Expands Operations to Distribute Face Masks During Pandemic

MESA, Ariz. (May 5, 2020)Autoline Industries, a manufacturing and distribution company specializing in aftermarket automotive performance parts and mil-spec components for defense, aerospace and commercial industries, has recently expanded their operations to provide necessary personal protective equipment during the 2019-nCoV outbreak.

Headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, the Autoline team had been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak after first learning about it in late December 2019. Realizing that the situation was getting progressively worse, President and Founder, Nick Jackson, pulled his team together to discuss how they could help their communities combat the spread of the virus.

Team members unanimously decided to pool their existing resources and relationships to begin manufacturing and distributing face masks and face shields to address the shortage under a new brand, “Huuman”.

The collection of team members that went to work on Huuman understood the value that personal protective equipment could serve early on and made it their goal to supply their communities with the resources necessary to slow the spread of the virus. They began by distributing Disposable Face Masks and KN95 Respirators, a temporary approved alternative to the N95, to local healthcare facilities, business and individuals. By making the masks available to the general public, retail sales were able to better protect individuals when social distancing was not an option, as well as drive the company’s ability to donate to those in dire need of PPE but otherwise lacking access. A portion of all proceeds has gone to donations, with over 3500 masks distributed over the past two weeks to local non-profits such as A New Leaf and Christian Care, as well as communities in need, like the Navajo Nation.

Huuman also utilized 3D Printers and the engineering team at Autoline to begin creating Face Shields for hospitals on a donation basis only. The completely transparent face shields offer high quality, distortion free protection of the eyes, nose and mouth by reducing exposure to aerosols, blood, bodily fluids and other splashes or sprays. Although designed to cover the full face, from eyebrows to chin, the face shields are recommended to be used in conjunction with other protective equipment.

Due to current events and following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, Huuman has prioritized providing in demand face masks. However, the team is committed to development is actively seeking new ways to support the ongoing efforts against COVID-19. For additional information, product details, and donation inquiries, please visit huumangear.com

About Autoline Industries
Headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, Autoline Industries is an innovative manufacturing, distribution and assembly company specializing in aftermarket automotive performance parts and mil-spec components for defense, aerospace and commercial industries. Autoline Industries has been locally owned and operated and proudly serving a multitude of industries across the greater southwest region since its founding in 2003. Learn more at autolinemfg.com or follow Autoline on social @AutolineMFG.

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Face Coverings: Where to Start and What You Should Know

In addition to social distancing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has now recommended that a face covering be worn in public settings as the latest effort to contain the novel Coronavirus pandemic. While face coverings have been popular in several countries for years, the idea is outside of typical cultural norms in the United States, leaving many Americans questioning where to start.

For those that are not familiar with face masks, we hope to provide some valuable insight throughout this article where we’ll compare key mask options, when they should be utilized and how to properly follow the CDC’s latest guidelines.

N95 or KN95 Respirators  

If you were not familiar with what an N95 Respirator was prior to the pandemic, it is almost certain that you are now. This specific type of mask has been making headlines across the world since the start of the 2019-nCoV outbreak due to a severe shortage in the product.

The N95 Respirator is used to protect the wearer from airborne particles as well as blood or other hazardous fluids. Although standards vary by country, these masks typically provide the highest level of protection, capturing >95% of virus-sized particles. N95 masks are critical for healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, and others caring for known or suspected COVID-19 patients in a medical facility, however the availability of such masks have been extremely limited.

Due to the increased demand, the use of Chinese-manufactured KN95 masks have been approved for use in the United States by the Federal Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control. According to 3M, “it is reasonable to consider China KN95, AS/NZ P2, Korea 1st Class, and Japan DS FFRs as “equivalent” to US NIOSH N95 and European FFP2 respirators, for filtering non-oil-based particles such as those resulting from wildfires, PM 2.5 air pollution, volcanic eruptions, or bioaerosols (e.g. viruses)”.

American-manufactured N95 Respirator (left) compared to Chinese-manufactured KN95 (right)

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection does not recommend that N95 or KN95 respirators be worn by the general public. Instead, those outside of a healthcare facility should opt for disposable face masks or cloth coverings.

 

Disposable Face Masks

An additional option for reducing exposure to illness when social distancing cannot be avoided are disposable face masks. Many are already familiar with these masks as they are popularly used in several countries for day to day protection when out in public.

Disposable face masks create a loose-fitting barrier between the wearer and potential contaminants. They are fluid resistant and intended to provide the wearer protection against larger droplets, splashes or spray of blood, bodily fluids, or other hazardous fluids. It is also effective in reducing exposure to smaller particles such as dust, pollution, smoke, and other micro contaminants.

Disposable Face Mask
Disposable Face Mask

While it is not considered respiratory protection, this type of face mask assists in reducing the exposure of illness by working to isolate contaminants from the wearer’s respiratory emissions. When available, disposable face masks should be worn under the following conditions to help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are sick with a cough or sneezing illness, with or without a fever
  • When caring for or encountering a person with a known or suspected illness (if an N95 respirator is not available)
  • Before entering a public place where people congregate, such as a grocery store.

Disposable face masks are recommended for single use only and should be replaced immediately if the mask becomes moist or visibly contaminated.

Cloth Face Coverings

Simple cloth face coverings, paired with maintaining at least 6 feet of social distancing, are recommended by the CDC for use by the general public in the latest effort to slow the spread COVID-19. While these types of face coverings provide less protection than traditional masks, they are helpful in slowing the spread of the virus when worn in public settings.

Cloth face coverings can be fashioned from household items or made inexpensively at home with just a few materials necessary. You can find several helpful tutorials for creating cloth face coverings online, including sewn and non-sewn versions on the CDC’s website.

Handmade Cloth Face Covering

It is important to keep in mind that a fabric face covering does not guarantee protection from getting COVID-19, however, it can help prevent you from spreading the virus if social distancing is unavoidable.

In Conclusion

While the 2019-nCoV outbreak has been quite scary for many, embracing the idea of protection through face coverings doesn’t have to be. Many countries, most commonly across Asia, have been utilizing face masks for years, even outside of known epidemics. While the use of face coverings may feel unfamiliar or uncomfortable to many Americans, the benefits to the public, especially during this trying time, are invaluable.

To protect yourself and your family, several options are currently available via our website. You can find Disposable Face Masks here, or, KN95 Masks here. If you have any questions regarding the use of face coverings, please feel free to contact us.


Disclaimer: Please note that we do not claim that any face covering will completely prevent exposure to disease or illness. We urge you to follow the recommendations of your local government officials and the CDC. Please always consult a trained medical professional prior to the use of any face masks.

 

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