你的口罩安全嗎?防病毒防不了毒素?

大家每天都會戴口罩出門,每天配戴在臉上的口罩,接觸皮膚、呼吸、講話,不同的情境下,好的口罩除了能隔絕外界髒汙和病菌,對身體影響最少、最安全,也是很重要的考慮因素。消基會前幾個月抽查台北市和新北市的彩色口罩,儘管「禁用之偶氮色料」及「游離甲醛」均符合標準,抽檢的 20 件口罩卻有三款口罩含鉛、一款口罩含殘留揮發性有機物。(不合格廠商名單點此)

Getting on a plane during COVID: what you should bring

Cramming into a metal box with hundreds of people for hours is not an ideal situation to be in during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this is the situation many people would find themselves in as they get on a plane for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and other holidays.  If you’re planning to fly soon, here […]

MocaCare Medical Isolation Gowns and Coveralls

MOCACARE is an FDA registered medical device company based in California that has in stock five types of medical-grade isolation gowns (AB1003, AB1004, AC1007, AD1008, and AD1009) and one type of medical-grade coveralls (CC1001). Our products received certificates such as the EU Declaration of Conformity, BSI Certificate of Registration, and Intertek test report.  MOCACARE’s isolation […]

ASTM-rated Masks: Definition and Use

ASTM-rated masks are medical masks that are fluid resistant and have a high degree of filtration efficiency. ASTM-rated masks are rated by three levels, higher-level masks have a higher filtration efficiency and fluid resistance.  ASTM level 1 masks are commonly called procedure masks and ASTM level 2 masks surgical masks. They are usually used by […]

Coronavirus Tips: How to Properly Wear a Face Mask

Now that mask-wearing becomes a daily routine for many during the coronavirus outbreak, it is important to learn how to properly put on and remove a facemask. Before we dive into the details, here are three rules of thumb:  Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling the mask every timeAvoid touching the mask unnecessarily Cover […]

The Differences Between N95, KN95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks, Explained

During the coronavirus crisis, mask-wearing and the nation-wide shortage of masks have become hotly discussed topics. You might have already heard the names of many different types of masks: N95 respirator, KN95 respirator, surgical mask, and cloth mask, but are you confused about what each of them means and how they are different?   Read on […]

How and When to Wash Your Hands

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, handwashing is a crucial part of warding off infections and slowing the spread of COVID-19.  The coronavirus can infect you if you have touched your eyes, nose, or mouth after touching an infected person’s bodily secretions or a contaminated surface. Despite the importance of handwashing, a study has shown that people […]

How are N95, Surgical & Cloth Masks Different?

The CDC has officially changed its COVID-19 guideline on mask-wearing and has advised all Americans to wear cloth mask/face-covering in public. Previously, the CDC has advised Americans against wearing any masks—neither medical-grade nor home-made—if they’re not sick or taking care of someone who is sick.  Why has the CDC changed its guideline? This article will […]

What to Do About the Coronavirus Outbreak If You Have Heart Disease?

Right now, it has been widely reported that people with pre-existing conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes (type 1 & 2), a compromised immune system, and lung disease (such as asthma) are likely to develop more severe symptoms. The American Heart Association is “advising caution” for elderly people with hypertension and coronary heart disease, as […]