Archive for April 24, 2009

Swine Flu Respirators

H1N1 RespiratorsThe swine flu outbreak is concerning many health officials. This flu was originally thought only to affect pigs, but recently has killed at least 60 people in Mexico. Health officials claim 8 people in the U.S. have also been effected by this unusual virus. This virus is reported to be contagious and is spreading from human to human. Scary as it sounds, officals have yet to determine how easily the virus spreads between people.

According to the CDC, the virus is an influenza A virus, carrying the designation H1N1. It contains DNA from avian, swine and human viruses, including elements from European and Asian swine viruses. Swine flu symptoms are claimed to include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Some people who have contracted the virus have also reported runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

People are recommend to wear Swine Flu Respirators and take the following precautions:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue before you cough or sneeze and dispose of it afterward. An N95 respirator or a medical mask is highly recommend.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and hot water, especially after sneezing, coughing, or close contact with an infected person. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer may also help.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you become sick, stay home from work or school and limit your contact with others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, to prevent the spread of germs.

NEW Pelican Case!

Pelican Tool Chest 450Another member has been added to the Pelican Case family. The Pelican 0450 Tool Case has numerous of features making it easier than ever to transport and house your tools. Like all Pelican Cases, the 0450 tool case is built tough. It has passed over 70 tests including water submersion, extreme tempeatures tests and drop tests from five feet fully loaded. The Pelican Tool Chest was built with easy mobility in mind. Designed with two way handles, removable drawers, heavy duty butteress hinges and a secure stack design. This isn’t your average tool box.