Protect Yourself from Wildfire Air Pollution with FDA Certified Masks
KN95 masks aren’t just for protection against the pandemic. With the wildfires roaring across California (and many other parts in the world), it’s time to start thinking about what all that air pollution is doing to your health. Wearing an FDA certified KN95 mask can mean the difference between breathing in all of that gaseous air pollution and keeping your lungs healthy.
The Risks of Wildfires on your Health
Wildfires have outrageous risks, but we aren’t talking in the property and wildlife sense. While there’s no denying that protecting your property and nature from wildfires are important, it’s just as crucial for you to protect yourself and your loved ones. Wildfires emit an abundance of gaseous pollutants and harmful particles into the air, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. The good news is that wearing an FDA EUA approved masks can help prevent these airborne pollutants from ending up in your lungs.
Dangerous Pollutants in the Air from Wildfires
You don’t have to be close to a wildfire in California to be at risk. Large wildfires can spread pollution over thousands of square miles. What’s even more shocking is what these gaseous pollutants can do to your body when breathed in. So, grab your FDA certified masks because here are the risks you want to avoid.
Carbon Monoxide Decreases Oxygen Supply
Inhaling carbon monoxide is something you certainly want to avoid. It can be scentless, invisible and fatal, which is precisely why many people have carbon monoxide detectors in their home. The carbon monoxide emitted into the air from wildfires can also decrease your body’s oxygen supply when inhaled. This results in headaches, decreased alertness and can irritate heart conditions and respiratory problems as the particles can travel deep into your respiratory tract.
Nitrogen Dioxide Aggravates your Breathing
There are significant risks to breathing in nitrogen dioxide, which is exactly what is happening if you aren’t wearing an FDA approved KN95 mask in California. Nitrogen dioxide can cause irritation to your respiratory tract, eyes and skin. It can also aggravate respiratory diseases, such as asthma.
Formaldehyde is Cancerous
Inhaling formaldehyde presents some serious risks that can be avoided by wearing a 100% PFE FDA EUA approved mask. The short-term effects of breathing in formaldehyde include watery eyes, a burning throat, eyes and nose, coughing, wheezing, skin irritation and nausea. Long-term exposure to formaldehyde is cancerous and potentially fatal.
Acetaldehyde Poisons the Brain
Another gaseous air pollutant produced by wildfires in California is acetaldehyde. It is incredibly dangerous as it enters your blood and damages your cell membrane. Inhaling acetaldehyde can also result in a hangover-like feeling, a faster heartbeat, headaches and an upset stomach. However, the more serious risks include damage to the brain. In fact, the brain is the most affected part of you that is affected by acetaldehyde poisoning.
How Do FDA EUA Approved KN95 Masks Work?
You can protect yourself from the air pollutants produced by wildfires simply by wearing a KN95 mask. They are the most affordable and most available mask and slip right over your nose and mouth for protection. These FDA EUA approved masks have a screen that filters out smoke, ash particles and other wildfire pollutants.
Wildfires have significant risks to your health that should not be underestimated. Fortunately, they can easily be prevented with the right respiratory mask. Make sure your N95 mask is FDA EUA approved and CDC tested. Longan Merch has these masks in stock and you can purchase them in bulk as well.