Wildfire smoke is both inevitable and largely unpredictable. We need to change our activities and behaviours to limit exposure to wildfire smoke and protect health.
When not properly fitted, high-filtration masks offer only a little bit more protection than cloth or surgical ones.
Whether it’s health-care workers, kids in school or people running errands, Canadians need face masks during COVID-19. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be made here at home.
Ontario health-care workers confidentially reported feeling sacrificed on the job and needing protection from COVID-19 and other risky working conditions in a recent study.
Heavier duty fabrics filter more particles – and layering and moisture make a difference too.
From a purely environmental perspective, owning multiple reusable face masks, and machine-washing them together, is the best option.
How one of the most effective face masks could be putting others at risk.
The do’s and don’t of wearing a mask.
One way that farms can handle shortages of protective gear for workers is by switching to less-toxic pest control methods.
Shortages of face masks may grow worse as state-wide lockdowns end. An economist suggests price controls.
At-home mask makers should carefully consider fit and fabric variables when designing face coverings to help prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2.
The 3M face mask dustup between the U.S. and Canada, although quickly resolved, starkly illustrated that Canada must find compromises with its southern neighbour about the trade of COVID-19 products.
The CDC is reconsidering its policy about the widespread public’s use of masks, as is the World Health Organization. Here are the facts about when it’s appropriate to wear a mask – and what kind.
What can you do to keep yourself and your family safe from the coronavirus? A public health scholar explains antiseptics – and emphasizes the importance of good hand-washing.