MORANDI NO EAR PAIN STRAP 3 LAYER MASK PROTECT FROM DUST POTTING MIX BUGS $0.50

Each mask is wrapped for protection – slip one into your handbag, glove box or office desk and always have one handy! Masks will protect you from dust particles and the bugs that reside in potting mix and soils! These cuties have secure elasticated strings, will not hurt your ears, a soft feel and are rated for dust, pollution, etc. Masks are a must for those of an older age, those who are on immunosuppressants, chemotherapy or other immune affecting illnesses.

Made of environmental friendly material, moisture-proof, non-toxic, non-irritating, soft and comfortable. Breathable material and cute patterns, which makes it useful and fashionable. Special 3 ply Spunlace design, provides protection against dust, automobile exhaust, pollen, etc. Perfect design, when you wear it, it fits seamlessly into your face. Elasticated soft ear loops are easy to wear and give no pressure to the ears.

These are not intended for medical use but for general use where protection from particles in the air is needed. Single use, each mask is wrapped for protection.

If bacteria or fungi are already present in low numbers, they can quickly grow to very high numbers in optimal conditions. This includes many bacteria in soil that can cause problems in people – such as strains of nocardia (causes nocardiosis, an infection of the lungs or whole body), legionella (causes Legionnaires’ disease), and clostridium (causes tetanus).

Potting mix is usually a mixture of inorganic and organic material. It’s also often at a higher temperature compared to soil because of where and how it’s stored, so it retains heat for longer. Bacteria and fungi generally grow better and reach higher numbers when they are in moist and warm environments.

Numerous fungi can also be present in soil and potting mix. In certain areas of the world, soil contains fungi that can invade if inhaled and cause disease. These include the lung infection histoplasmosis, which is caused by a fungus that lives mainly in parts of the United States, but also in some parts of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The risk to most people of becoming infected with any of these bacterial or fungal diseases is very low. Disease is more likely to be a risk when the micro-organisms are present in very high numbers.

Bacteria or fungi also need to be introduced into our bodies to cause disease. This usually happens through inhalation, where the organisms go into the lungs. It can also occur through the skin, such as with the chronic fungal infection sporotrichosis, also known as “rose gardener’s disease”. If, for any reason, micro-organisms are present in high numbers, then the exposure and risk will be higher.

There are many things we can do to protect ourselves from introducing bacteria or fungi into our bodies. The most essential is basic hygiene.

If people smoke, eat or drink without first washing their hands, they are at an increased risk of legionella infection from potting mix. This implies direct inhalation isn’t the only way for the bacteria to enter the body, but that oral intake of micro-organisms via contaminated hands is also a risk.

Another added protection measure is wearing gloves. This doesn’t mean you should then not wash your hands before eating. A physical barrier in addition to washing hands obviously provides better protection.

Masks can be worn in high-risk situations, such as when opening a bag of potting mix. Directing the bag away from yourself when opened, and being in a well-ventilated area, will decrease any inhalation risk.

People who have a lower immunity, such as those with diseases such as HIV or lymphoma, diabetes, any immunosuppressant use, or generally older in age are more at risk of catching something from potting mix. So it’s even more important they use extra appropriate precautions, including wearing masks when in higher-risk situations.

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