Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 23, 2009
With the world facing the ramifications of the spread of the Novel H1N1 A virus (swine flu), politicians, governments and citizens are mobilizing to protect themselves by wearing face masks, canceling trips and staying away from crowds.
The Novel H1N1 A or swine flu virus, like all flu viruses, is commonly spread by the inhalation of respiratory droplets ranging from 1 micron in size and larger. Donning face masks is the most obvious form of protection from transmission of viruses, and face mask sales are going through the roof. But face masks are not sealed, and air that gets around the side of the mask can be inhaled.
An additional defense was revealed at the International Swine Flu Conference in Washington DC on Aug 19th against inhaled viruses and is already available. First Defense Nasal Screens™ are a nasal passage cover made of 100% breathable non-latex, skin-safe material designed to help protect against the inhalation of airborne particles into nasal passages.
First Defense Nasal Screens™ are a sealable nose filter that is simple to apply, safe and discrete. Since the filter is sealed around your nasal opening, no unfiltered air can be inhaled as long as you breathe thorough your nose. The wearer can still exhale and speak normally through the mouth, as long as all air is inhaled through the nose.
Wearing these nasal covers over the nasal openings will reduce respiratory exposure to viral droplets, germs, influenza, colds, bacteria, dust, pollen, pollutants, contaminants, secondhand smoke and inhaled carcinogens. With efficiencies of over 90% on micron sizes as low as 1 and even lower these filters add another option in this fight for cleaner, healthier air.
The CDC recommends a combined approach to help decrease the likelihood of transmission of the current Novel H1N1 A (swine flu) virus, including frequent hand washing, covering coughs, and having ill persons stay home (except to seek medical care) and minimize contact with others.
This flu is not transmitted by food, therefore you can not get it from eating pork or pork products. The symptoms of swine flu in humans are similar to typical flu symptoms including fever, lethargy, lack of appetite, and coughing. Some patients also report runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
From The Web Site:
" First Defense Nasal Screens™, the newest breakthrough in personal air filtration. Our mission is to help alleviate respiratory suffering by comfortably filtering nasally-inhaled air and removing airborne germs, allergens and/or noxious particles. Through our product, we hope to educate people about the harms of pollutants and contaminants while working to rid the world of these inhaled poisons.
First Defense Nasal Screens™ are manufactured right here in the United States. We pride ourselves as being both environmentally and economically aware of the world in which we live."
Board of Directors
Joseph K. Moore
Founder & CEO
Kenneth M. Seabol
Parker Small, M.D.
University of Florida
Dr. Small has spent the past 40 years with University of Florida working on Influenza and Bio infectious diseases.
Dr. Shih-Wen Huang, M.D.
University of Florida
Dr. Huang currently serves the University of Florida as Chief of Pediatric and Adult Allergy Service, Pulmonary Division, Department of Pediatrics UF/Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. JOHN MICHAEL NASSIF, MD, FACS
ABMS: American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1989. No Expiration
FLEX Diplomat. 1984
Contact Comp Info:
Joseph K. Moore, CEO
First Defense Nasal Screen Corp
727-389-3292 or 877 my air 09