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Protect The Protectors

Extend the efficacy and life span of personal protective equipment (PPE)

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The virus enters our body through our mouth and nostrils, travels through our digestive system and is eliminated through our bowels.  This indicates that the body's immune system can fight the virus successfully.  Furthermore, the virus is airborne and attaches to surfaces.  Bleach and other chemically toxic "sanitizers" do not prevent inhalation of the virus.  

Our responders need equipment that is up to date and also prevents them from overheating.  Heat stress caused by overheated responders in heat-trapping PPE causes high turnover in equipment, diminished time treating victims and depletion of scarce PPE resources.  

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

I stopped using chemical sanitizers 20 years ago and I invented a technology that would provide evaporative cooling to responders under their PPE

Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Watching the practices of others

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

None

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

Genuine Knowledge Originates in Direct Experience

What is your current profession?

Entrepreneur

In what city are you located?

City of Falls Church, VA

In what country are you located?

USA

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