2022 A New Beginning.
Monday, April 18, 2022
2022 May. FACE MASK RECALL.
Alliance Face Mask- Blue Product no. 211-P7030230 lot number Y591676 have been detected to contain MOULD. Aspergillus Sydowi. Please destroy any you have and do NOT USE THEM.
A New Begginning. For many people, Easter time represents a ritual of spring, a new beginning, a chance to renew and start fresh.
This may be a difficult message with a different world full of unusual rules that we have suddenly found ourselves in. Hopefully, we will find renewed ways to continue to monitor and maintain our health.
We would like to welcome Dr. Karthiha Raveenthiran, who will be joining our team to assist us in the clinic in the coming months. Dr. Kujtan will continue to provide services and advice while he attends to health problems.
As society continues to dwell and be refocused to a specific health issue, I think a short review of masking is in order. It was largely a theoretical concept applied in the begining hoping to reduce an invasive species. Three years later, it is difficult to see how this theory applies, and supportive evidence is unclear.
Humans Breath! Air containing oxygen, spores, messengers, phermones, bacteria etc, is moved into our lungs, and various waste products, bacteria, organisms etc are moved out of the body. They number in the millions on a hourly basis. It is an almost perfect free standing system. We even have natural self cleaning filters in our noses and airways, along with a host of interactive surfaces to ensure things are working right. As humans, it is important that we sample, recognize and learn from what is in our environment.
When there is a breach in our skin barrier such as occurrs in an operation or trauma, placing a barrier across our mouth helps redirect air away from the breach and reduces the amount of excretory junk that could by pass the breach and enter our body. Most viruses work in conjuction with our systems, exchanging information and finding efficient ways to move on. The traditional surgical or cloth mask, has fairly large pores that can trap some bacteria, droplets and dirt but generally are too small to catch viruses. If we are worried about a possibly harmfull virus, than we use very small, hot and thick filters sealed to our faces along with full body armour. An expensive respirator is ideal. Even then it is not a certainty. The important points are that everything is discarded, and carefully destroyed after every use. A costly and time consuming approach.
Breathing works best when done outside, unobstructed and in a robust manner. Obstructing your face with a surgical mask requires that your change and dispose of it frequently due to accumulated bacteria, moisture, dirt and waste products. Facial irritation has become common. Even those that believe it traps all viruses, should realize that for this reason alone, they sould be discarded frequently. It should be cause for concern and not comfort that accumulating large amounts of virus loads in front of ones airway for any length of time may not be an optimistic thing.
A recently viewed news item left me with a sobering thought. It was a plea from environmentalists who have noted the immense ocean pollution being aggravated by uncaring human behaviour. Disposable monthly mask taly: 129,000,000,000 gloves: 64,000,000,000. Yes, that is 129 and 69 billion waste products monthly, not counting disposable tests, wipes, gowns, and other products. I felt compelled to pass this message on, since no person in authority, has mentioned a word about the impact.
Obstructing your airway to accumulate all the waste and bacteria, should be restricted to brief periods of time. It carries health risks that you may not realize. A fresh mask for every new social interaction should be used to see any benefit what so ever. Used masks should be properly marked as biohazzard and destroyed. Please act responsibly for the sake of our childrens future.
I cannot recommend
1. Putting any mask on TWICE!
2. Wearing one for more than a single social interaction.
3. Using a mask to ignore minor symptoms of illness.
4. Reusing any disposable or cloth mask.