Having the right tools for protecting your own safety and that of others has never been more vital. That is why adding a face shield to your list of personal protective equipment (PPE) is ideal. The face shield can protect you from others, and when used in combination with your mask, you will be protected from harmful viruses.
Face shields are a more comfortable and reusable option compared to face masks and are just as effective. Therefore, a lot of medical professionals use a face shield in a hospital setting. They are not as restrictive when it comes to air flow and can allow for facial expressions through the clear plastic face shield. It is amazing how much we took facial expressions for granted before the pandemic hit because with masks you cannot see a person smile or read any of their lip movements. Instead you would have to try to guess how a person is reacting through their eyes because their mouth is covered. With face shields, people can see facial expressions again and possibly understand one another better because their voices are not as muffled.
Not only do face shields allow for better communication, they are also vital in keeping people safe. This is because they are shown to reduce immediate viral exposure by 96% when worn by a simulated health care worker within 18 inches of a cough. And the best part about face shields is that you do not have to completely replace your face mask. You can use your face mask in combination with your face shield to better protect yourself and others. Using them together as well as washing your hands and maintaining social distance 6 feet apart will help stop the spread of viruses.
Face shields are great for those who feel a face mask is too restrictive. They are an affordable and effective alternative that can be worn with or without a face mask. If you feel a face shield the ideal PPE choice for you, get one today and you will not regret it.
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Article written by William Graves.