Coronavirus Goggles: How Can They Help?
Friday, 20 March 2020 | Olivia
Coronavirus is not the only disease to pose a serious health threat in recent years, with Zika and Ebola both sparking global alarm. However, what really sets coronavirus apart is the astonishing virulence with which it passes from one person to another.
A full hazmat suit might seem a little excessive, but you'll need full body coverage to protect against something that transmits as easily as COVID-19. Whether you're braving the streets or tending to an ill family member, coronavirus goggles will ensure you're protected from the virus in two essential ways.
One of the reasons COVID-19 is such a unique threat is the virus's ability to survive for long periods on hard surfaces. That means that if you touch a handle, desk, door, chair, pole, or any other hard surface, your hand can pick up the germs and easily transfer them into your system the next time you touch your face. All across the world people have discovered how frequently we touch our faces without realising it, and safety goggles are one of the few immediate preventative measures.
If you wear glasses then goggles are particularly vital as the virus can easily survive on the rim of your glasses for several days.
Preliminary research has shown that coronavirus can survive in the air in fine particles known as aerosols. If you're tending to someone with the virus or going into public spaces, then respiratory droplets or airborne particles can potentially infect you. A good set of goggles will help to shield your face from the invisible particles that could easily find their way into your system.
EN 166 Eyewear Safety Standard
This standard indicates that a piece of eyewear qualifies as personal protective equipment. This can mean the goggles protect from a diverse range of hazards, including dust particles, caustic fluids, radio-chemicals or metal shavings. For the best protection you should look for the following markings:
Corona Virus Goggles
Following are two coronavirus protection goggles which have been certified as offering protection against the virus under EN 166.
Better Safe than Sorry
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