LG creates battery-powered face mask it calls a ‘wearable air purifier’

LG has unveiled a new face mask which includes built-in fans and filters to create what the company is calling a “wearable air purifier”.

The battery-powered mask includes two H13 HEPA filters, similar to those used in home air purifying products, as well as dual fans and a patented respiratory sensor to adjust the fan speed in line with the wearer’s breathing speed.

Called the PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier, LG says the device enables the user to breathe clean air both indoors and outside.

The battery can last up to eight hours on a single charge, and the device comes with a case which houses UV-LED lights that kill germs between uses, while the case can also send alerts to an LG app to notify the user when the air filters need to be replaced, LG said.

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The mask includes replaceable air filters (LG)

LG said the mask could help

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These are the best and worst fabrics and filters for face masks

Q: I have accumulated several face masks during the mandate. Which fabrics are best for filtering particles in the air?

A: Researchers agree that the best facial covering is the one a person will wear. Equally important is the fit of the covering.

In some circumstances, the employer determines which masks/facial coverings are allowed, depending on the likelihood of coming in close proximity to someone with COVID-19. Health-care workers, hospital staff, dentists, dental assistants, teachers, firefighter and police officers, for example, may be required to wear the N95 masks, which filter 95% of particles that are 0.3 microns in size or larger. (For comparison, the diameter of a human hair is about 70 microns.) Remember, though, that N95 masks with valves do not protect those around you, because the wearer’s exhaled breath is unfiltered and allows droplets to escape.

During the early phase of the pandemic, the N95 and surgical

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Pre-registration system opened right now, register for FSA 2020 immediately and meet exhibitors face to face

Filtration & Separation Asia (FSA) combined with China International Filtration & Separation Exhibition, which is hosted by China Filtration & Separation Society (CFS), CNTA Science & Technology Co., Ltd (CNTA) and Informa Markets, is a leading professional exhibition in filtration and separation area.

As a famous and important exhibition in Asia area, this every-2-year event aims to provide a trade and technical communication platform for exhibitors and visitors, where the up-to-edge filtration technologies, technical solutions and know-how can be found and discussed. The scale of the FSA2020 exhibition has expanded to 12,500, an increase of 12% compared with 2018. It is expected to have 235 exhibitors, and the audience is expected to reach 10,000.

The exhibit category covers filter media, filter media production equipment and accessories, chemicals, filters, filters production lines, testing & analysis equipment, services and others.

PARTS OF FSA2020 EXHIBITORS

Exhibitor Technical Presentation,

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5 financial issues schools will face due to the coronavirus-induced recession

The education sector was still feeling effects from the Great Recession when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered school buildings this spring, sending the country into economic shock — one that is expected to be much worse than the 2007-2009 recession. 

Prior to the pandemic, more than 20 states were spending less per K-12 pupil post-Great Recession, and in nine states, those expenditure levels were still declining. Across the nation, cuts to state education budgets made during the last recession are being linked to sizable and long-lasting losses in student achievement and outcomes. 

Here, we’ve gathered insights from experts and reports about what financial issues district leaders should watch out for as they navigate the 2020-21 school year.

Federal education aid

If the current recession follows in the footsteps of the last one, it will likely hit K-12 schools hardest where state revenues account for a larger portion of district budgets.

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Working Families Face Rising Special Education and Mental Health Challenges, Torchlight Report Finds

BOSTON, Sept. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Torchlight, a leading provider of employee-caregiver support solutions, today announced the results of its multi-phased report of the hardships U.S. employees are facing during COVID-19. The Torchlight Report of Working Caregiver Concerns found that U.S. employees are under siege on multiple fronts as they manage escalating education issues with their children, surging mental health and social challenges with both their children and elderly family members, and their own increasing burnout due in part to

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