Paying attention to what’s going on in the news concerning virus outbreaks can make you feel anxious – and with good reason. Though the CDC is assuring the public that there’s no need to panic, that everything is under control, you feel a knot in your stomach.
That’s because you only have to look back through history to see how the U.S. is unprepared for epidemic health threats. Ebola is a major health threat and up until recently, assurances flowed in the media that Ebola would be stopped quickly if it ever reached the soil here.
But what these assurances from the government failed to take into consideration is that human nature is not always honest. The current case of Ebola can testify to that.
If you’ve read the articles, then you know how this first case was handled. The infected person sought treatment after denying coming into contact with the virus. Even after admitting he’d been around someone with the deadly virus, the hospital sent him away.
During his away time, this patient interacted with others – including school kids who were sent to school for days after confirmation of his disease. Interaction is all it takes for this disease to spread like wildfire.
There isn’t enough of the experimental drug that’s supposed to treat Ebola to go around. Some who have received the drug treatment have died anyway. The disease is unpredictable and vicious.
Your best line of defense is to be prepared and to prepare your family. It’s wise to take precautions now before it becomes an issue in your home and you’re left without the ability to protect yourself and those you love.
You need protective gear that specifically protects wearers against the contamination that leads to a virus infection. That means the protective gear you use must be top quality.
Obviously, you need a N95 face mask, but on top of that, you also need goggles.
The reason that you need goggles is because all it takes is for the contaminant to splash into your eye and the virus has an open invitation to invade your body. Contaminants can get in through your eyes because your eyes are mucous membranes.
Some Recommendations for Safety Goggles
- For eye protection from infectious diseases Goggles are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). When appropriately fitted they provide the most reliable form of protection.
- Indirect ventilation to protect from respiratory droplets which spread infection.
- Recyclable clear vinyl body.
- 0.064 Polycarbonate or fogless Polycarbonate lens.
- Adjustable elastic headband improves fit.
- Meets ANSI Z87.1-1989, CSA standards, CE-95 standards and is UL certified.
- Lenses Block 100% of harmful UV Radiation.
You need top quality goggles like the Dewalt DPG82.
This seal is what goes around the inside of the glasses and prevents splash up contamination as well as airborne contamination. You get a tight seal that protects from side contaminants, too.
Though these goggles are impact resistant, you can replace the lens if you need to, so if you scratch them or want to switch them out, you can do that. The wide strap fits easily around your head and can be adjusted for fit.
These safety goggles do have the ability to be worn over eyeglasses, so if you wear glasses, this is the brand you want to get. It won’t be enough to wear regular glasses alone because that leaves too much room open for infection.