Asthma is on the rise these days maybe because of the increasing pollution in the surroundings. It’s funny how the increasing number of vehicles on the roads have resulted to a corresponding increase in the number of people getting asthma and related diseases.
If you travel to work or to any destination everyday then you are exposed to a lot of bacteria and pollution. The emission of cars, the sneeze of another person….these are only some of the factors that contribute to the rise in bronchial diseases.
This may be the reason why most people have gotten accustomed to wearing a home medical equipment like 3M’s Nexcare All-Purpose Mask. It is effective because it is able to filter out up to 99% of the airborne bacteria that could have been inhaled by the wearer if not for the mask.
It may look unomfortable but it actually makes breathing easier while reducing the amount of bacteria that is usually inhaled by a person.
I used to sneer at people who started wearing masks at the height of the SARS outbreak. But after acquiring asthma (no thanks to smoke-belching vehicles) I began to appreciate the necessity of wearing masks as soon as I leave the safety of my home.