Respilon's new eco-friendly face mask blocks 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and other dangerous particles, including COVID-19. RESPILON’s RespiPro VK Mask filters out over 99% of viruses, bacteria, air pollution, allergens and fine dust. It physically blocks Covid-19 particles thanks to its tiny 0.01 micrometer-wide filter pores and copper oxide technology.
GP Dr Nisa Aslam explains that these masks protect professional staff as well as the general public. ‘The entire mask is a single large protective RESPILON nanofibre two-way filter that’s light and incredibly breathable, plus they are re-usable which is essential as we live with COVID-19. RESPILON’s RespiPro VK Masks work well for those workers who wear a mask continually, as well as the general population who need to feel safe and protected when they leave home. Importantly, these masks are certified PPE as a filtering mask to help protect against Covid-19.’
Additionally, with disposable masks adding to the plastic pollution problem, the RespiPro VK Mask offers 30 hours of protection replacing on average 10 disposable masks. This reduces mask wastage and environmental impact by 90%.
How does the RespiPro VK Mask work?
The advanced RESPILON® nanofibre filtration technology is placed between two layers of
RESPILON’s Accelerated Copper Oxide (ACuO) virus-deactivating material. This patented ACuO technology offers stronger protection over other virus killing technology such as silver and zinc as copper possesses anti-viral properties. The RESPILON technology contains an accelerator to boost the efficacy of copper, making it even more effective against bacterial, fungal and viral activity.
Dr Aslam adds that many other toxic compounds are also physically blocked by the nanofibre filter.
There is a growing trend across Europe for certified protective masks to be worn instead of consumer fabric masks, Germany has made masks with a minimum of 94% filtration (FFP2) mandatory on public transport with other countries such as France looking to follow. RespiPro VK masks block 99% of virus particles.
The RESPILON nanofibre filters actually work best in humid conditions. This makes them perfect for professional use where a mask wearer needs protection over a long period of time.
Produced in Europe, the RespiPro VK masks are so highly praised that one thousand of them are being used at the Millennium Point COVID-19 Vaccination Centre in Birmingham. These protect marshals and other site staff involved in the Birmingham vaccination programme.
‘We needed a highly protective mask for staff on site at the vaccination centre’, says Linda Degg, Millennium Point Facilities Manager. I heard about the RespiPro VK Masks from our Health and Safety partners, the Compliance Standard Group, as an option that not only offers viral protection and excellent filtration, but is reusable.’
The RespiPro VK Mask comes in two adult sizes; medium and large. To ensure the perfect fit, a small plastic clip included in each pack allows the wearer to tighten the straps around the back of their head so the mask is sealed firmly to the face. RRP £16.50 per 2- pack.
A portion of RESPILON’s worldwide profits are donated to climate change causes and disability charities and the majority of their technology is 100% recyclable
Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good cuppa. So, when the people at Mr Ames sent me their nine tea varieties to sample, I was more than delighted to try them all out.
Although it may not be a name you are familiar with, Mr Ames - Reginald - is not new to the world of tea. in 1909 he began to source and blend fine tea for the Great British public.
Up until recently, the team did this for other brands, but now they are bringing their decades of expertise direct to the consumer with the launch of Mr.Ames, a range of superbly flavoured and expertly sourced teas.
Teas are blended and hand packed in the Kent countryside and every pyramid bag is compostable. The best bit though, is the phenomenal taste of the tea.
Boxes hold 20 bags and cost £3.95 ( except for the All Day Decaf which is priced at £4.50). The packaging is fun and pretty too with interesting pairing ideas on the side of every box. You can choose between: • Golden Breakfast • All Day Decaf • Green Sencha • Earl Grey • Chamomile • Red Berry • Peppermint • Liquorice & Peppermint • Lemongrass & Ginger
And here are some fun facts about tea:
In Britain we drink 165 million cups of tea a day. That’s a lot of tea - enough in fact to fill 20 Olympic swimming pools!
Despite that, the British are only the third most prolific tea drinkers. Turkey and Ireland come first and second
The first record of an Englishman drinking tea was when Samuel Pepys’ wrote in his diary on September 25, 1660, “afterwards I did send for a cup of tea (a China drink) of which I never drank before"
The first tea bags were made of silk and used in 1908 by New York tea merchant Thomas Sullivan to send samples to his clients
According to legend, tea was discovered in 2737 BC by Chinese Emperor Shen Nung
Iced tea became popular after it was served at the World Fair in 1904 during a heat wave
With tea rarely out of the news because of the suggested health benefits or how the nation's tea drinking is soaring, Mr Ames, created as a result of lockdown is available on Amazon and mramestea.com . Try it, you'll love the taste!
Do you feel vulnerable when you go out to visit the supermarket or travel on public transport? What can you do to protect yourself and your family until the vaccine is available to you?
Breathing expert Tim Ives says, “Our nose is an effective natural filter and does a great job at keeping many airborne viruses at bay. Noses filter 98% of bacteria and allergens so breathing through our noses is recommended if you’re looking for protection. In my opinion, ensuring you breath through your nose rather than through your mouth is more effective at protecting you from viruses than wearing a face mask.”
”Encouragingly, we’ve seen a number of recent US-based laboratory trials that prove the efficacy of Xlear Nasal Spray for killing the Covid-19 virus. I am impressed with the findings of the studies and have first-hand knowledge of the product’s capacity to kill bacteria and viruses”.
Recent scientific research to which Tim refers demonstrated that in laboratory conditions, Xlear Nasal Spray is proven to reduce the viral load in the nose, vital in fighting COVID-19. Research shows COVID-19 primarily infects and spreads through the upper respiratory system. By reducing viral load in the nose, nasal sprays like Xlear can help limit the severity and transmission of Covid19.
Xlear Nasal Spray’s components are antiviral, which means they block viral adhesion in the nose. A recent study carried out at The University of Tennessee on SARS-CoV-2 concluded “Xylitol exhibits antiviral activity on SARS-CoV-2.”
One of the most interesting active ingredients in Xlear is Xylitol, known for its antiviral qualities.
Peer-reviewed case studies indicate Xlear Nasal Spray helps in treating COVID-19. A first-look trial at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami determined, 'The patients demonstrated an improvement in symptoms and a reduction in the clinical course post use of xylitol plus GSE in the form of a nasal spray, commercially available as Xlear nasal spray.'
Xylitol nasal disinfectant and viral inhibitor
Studies have also shown the reduction of virus in the nose and sinus, in particular, SARS-CoV-2, is affected by the ingredients in Xlear.
All you have to do to give yourself protection is spray Xlear Nasal Spray twice in each nostril - once when you wake in the morning and again before going to bed at night. In short, a xylitol nasal spray makes it difficult for the viral attachment mechanisms to work .
For more information visit https://www.xlear.com. Xlear is available from Amazon.
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