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Face Shields Not a Good Mask Substitute

The mask with the valve performed as expected — sending unfiltered droplets into the surrounding air. “Over time, these droplets can disperse over a wide area in both lateral and longitudinal directions, albeit with decreasing droplet concentration,” researcher Manhar Dhanak,…

Flushing a Public Toilet? Be Sure to Wear a Mask

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Flushing public toilets or urinals can spew clouds of particles filled with germs into the air, including the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, Chinese researchers warn. That’s why…

Skip the ‘Maskne,’ Not the Mask

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For most people, wearing a face mask is a harmless inconvenience, but wearing the coverings may cause skin problems for some, one dermatologist explains. It’s been called mask-acne, or “maskne.” Dermatologist Dr. Allison…

Mask Up! Don’t Let Down Your Guard Against COVID-19

TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even as the United States reopens, it’s crucial that people wear face masks when they can’t maintain proper social distancing, experts emphasize. “While it’s tempting to view [things] as being back to normal,…