When President Bush announced his $7.1 billion strategy to tackle the dangers of a pandemic flu outbreak, scientists and doctors reminded us that plans to stockpile antiviral drugs may be flawed. World production of the drug is being outstripped by demand, with the antiviral drugs Tamiflu and Lexa currently on order in the U.S. for only about 5 million people. Orders can be placed, but if the medicine is not made on time, how does that help us? Furthermore, current drugs may not be useful if new strains of the virus emerge that are resistant to current drugs.
There is no bird flu vaccine. A vaccine against SARS has not even been produced, and it has been more than two years since SARS first hit. Think about it logically - according to the medical establishment, there is no medical science to even a cure for the common cold. What are the realistic chances of a cure for bird flu in the near future? Even if a bird flu vaccine is developed, it would have to be mass-produced, which would take months or even years. What would happen if bird flu fully spread to humans and reached your community tomorrow?
The Only Scientific Evidence That Really Effectively Protects Humans and Prevents Avian Influenza is Face Masks - More Specifically Nano Masks - NanoMask®
NanoMask has been rigorously scientifically tested and evaluated. According to Nielsen Laboratories in Salt Lake City, the independent testing laboratory for such filters, bacteriophage MS-2 is the accepted standard test organism for many filters. As one of the smallest used viruses at 220nm, it is able to present a higher challenge to filter media.
The NanoMask® (Nano Mask
) designed by Emergency Filtration Products has been tested down to 27 nanometers or 0.027 microns. Enough to stop H5N1, SARS and other viruses.
Doug Beplate, president of Emergency Filtration, suggested that the main reason NanoMasks are so successful at stopping viruses is that they have a unique coating of nanoparticles on each filter. "The nanoparticle coating, combined with the chlorine particles, can block and eliminate undesirable substances," Beplate said. In other words, biohazardous particles like H5N1 are not only blocked, but destroyed, thanks to the nanoparticle coating. Yes, it actually kills the virus on contact.
Traditional filters without nanoparticle coatings, such as N95, can become breeding grounds for viral or bacterial agents. Therefore, we caution you against using any N95 masks in a pandemic or epidemic, not even to stop the common cold.
But first, check the virus sizes shown in the table below so you can judge for yourself how effective NanoMask is. The abbreviation nm stands for nanometer, which is one billionth of a meter. The N95 can only filter out materials larger than 0.3 microns in size, or 300 nanometers.
Every virus you see in the table below is smaller than 300 nanometers, so N95 and most other masks made by 3M are useless against these and other viruses.
Virus (description)/size Phage (MS) / 220nm Hepatitis / 24nm - 30nm Adenovirus / 70nm HIV / (AIDS) / 80nm Cytomegalovirus / 100nm Orthomyxovirus / 120nm Coronavirus (SARS) / 80nm - 160nm
And then a quick reminder why so many experts believe NanoMask offers the best avian flu protection and avian flu prevention:
* Ordered by the U.S. Department of Defense for all militaries.
* Remove viruses and bacteria from inhaled and exhaled air.
* The world's first face shield that uses nanotechnology-enhanced filter media to isolate and destroy viral and bacterial pathogens.
* The two-piece mask is fully adjustable and reusable. Replaceable filters are disposable. Easy to insert new filters. Shelf life is 1 year without exposure to UV light.
* Enhanced face seal allows NanoMask to overcome the most critical failures of typical N95 masks. Adjustable, suitable for children 2 years and older.
* Low profile does not affect the wearing of glasses.
* The mask is easy to clean and reuse repeatedly. Just soak in diluted bleach.
* Lightweight and portable.
Of all the methods available to protect your family, such as antiviral drugs, vaccines, herbal remedies, and more, NanoMask® is the least expensive in terms of time and money, and probably the most effective.