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© 2014 Shanna Lea
If you are paying attention to the news, you’ve probably felt bombarded with the frenzy over Ebola. Even though the CDC is assuring the public that there’s no need for panic, you may still feel a knot in your gut that they may not be telling you everything.
Looking back through history, we can see how unprepared for epidemic health threats the U.S. has been before. We were told Ebola would be stopped before reaching our soil. But these assurances did not account for the fact that human nature is not always honest. The case in Dallas can testify to that.
By now, you know from the news how that case was handled. Duncan, the man infected, sought treatment after denying he had contact with the virus. And even after admitting he’d had contact with the virus, the hospital still sent him back home. Between that time and before he went back to the hospital, he interacted with other people, including children—who then went to school for a few days after confirmation of his disease. Interaction is all this virus needs to begin spreading.
There’s not enough of the experimental drug in supply to treat an Ebola epidemic and some patients who have received the drug died anyway. Ebola is unpredictable and deadly vicious.
The best that each of us can do is prepare our families for a possible local outbreak. It’s prudent to take precautions early on, before it becomes an issue in your home. Protecting yourself and your family is your first line of defense.
Protective gear that specifically protects you from viruses like Ebola must be top quality. Along with a face mask, you also need some goggles. The goggles prevent contaminants from splashing into your eyes, which are an opening to the virus. Because your eyes are mucous membranes, it’s easy for contaminants to get into your body. You need top quality goggles like the Dewalt DPG82 that offers superior protection.
The Dewalt DPG82 goggles have ventilation for your comfort. This ventilation feature keeps the fog away. It’s important for goggles to have a protective seal, which this brand does. The tight seal on these goggles protects from side contaminants and runs along the inside of the glasses to prevent splash up contaminants as well as airborne contaminants. They are impact resistant, but if the lenses are scratched, you can replace them. They also have an adjustable wide strap that easily fits around your head.
A nice feature is these goggles can be worn over your eyeglasses. Wearing glasses alone leaves too much open space around your eyes and cannot adequately protect you from infection. Wearing the goggles with a tight protection seal will protect your eyes.
Features of the Dewalt DPG28—11C Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Mold Safety Goggle
- Ventilation—prevents fog
- Tight protective seal prevents splash-up contaminants
- Impact resistant
- Replaceable lenses
- Wide adjustable strap
- Can be worn over eyeglasses
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