Februar 1, 2023

Why Wear a Face Mask While Traveling?

With international borders well and truly open, mandates relaxed and people on the move, is wearing a mask to travel still a thing in 2023? In short, absolutely. Yes we’re a face-mask brand so naturally, we’d be touting its benefits, but the science still stacks up. Face-masks prevent the transmission of respiratory illnesses and viruses alike. Especially when traveling. Where’s the evidence you ask? Pnas.org has compiled an article on the efficacy of face-masks in relation to the pandemic which you can read here Furthermore the article adds - In a systematic review sponsored by the World Health Organization, Chu et al. (11) looked at physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2. They found that “face mask use could result in a large reduction in risk of infection.” – Pnas.org In fact, there are numerous studies...

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Updates In Auckland – Recent Flooding

Auckland City here in New Zealand has recently experienced widespread flooding due to a deluge of rainfall, a devastating, once in a century event affecting the wider community. This event has claimed lives and left a tail of destruction. Our hearts go out to those affected within our wider community and urge everyone to stay safe whilst this weather continues over the next week. For more on the floods and updates on this ongoing situation, you can read this article here for more.   For those affected. We are listing some useful links below for those affected as noted on civildefence.govt.nz To report flooding, damage to drains, or stormwater issues, please log your issue online: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-problem/Pages/report-a-problem.aspx If your life is at risk, phone 111. If you need urgent accommodation assistance, phone Auckland Emergency Management on 0800 22 22 00. For welfare...

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Januar 4, 2023

Make Your Face-mask Fashionable in 2023

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt in 2022, the pandemic has made face masks a necessary accessory, and they have quickly become a staple in most people's wardrobes. Naturally, they’ve also become a part of fashion, with many individuals masking up and matching to make the most of their outfits. While the primary purpose of a face mask is to protect against the spread of the virus, that doesn't mean that your mask can't also be fashionable. Here’s a few tips to help you style your mask in the most fashionable way possible! Choose a mask with a unique pattern or design - With so many mask options out there, why not stand out from the crowd and choose a pattern that will not only turn heads but make a statement. Choosing a mask with a unique pattern or...

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Introducing MEO Constellation – A Zodiac-inspired Face Mask

Happy New Year to our entire MEO community. Looking back, 2022 has been quite the year at MEO HQ. Alongside some exciting new developments for 2023, we also released a few masks to market late last year. These masks included our MEO Sun and in relevance to this particular blog, our brand-new MEO Constellation.  What is MEO Constellation about? Look to the stars and you’ll find plenty of inspiration when it comes to our latest Constellation range. For thousands of years we've looked to the stars to lead, guide and tell stories throughout the ages. Here's a fun, and highly protective way to tell yours. MEO Constellation takes inspiration from the 12 Zodiac signs, each pack coming equipped with six styles so you can collect them all OR gift them to a friend. Each sign has its own animated character,...

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Dezember 13, 2022

How To Pick The Coolest Surgical Face Masks This Summer

As summer gets into full swing, you might find that your face mask makes you a bit hot and itchy. But if you are required to wear a mask or opt to wear one to protect yourself, you will be pleased to know that you can change your mask selection to find one that is more suitable for summer. Read on for some top tips for selecting the best surgical face masks to use this summer. Breathability Is A Big Issue To remain comfortable in your surgical face mask, even on the hottest summer days, you should pick a mask with high breathability. Masks made from non-woven fabrics are a great choice as they have a lightweight design and offer good breathability levels, helping to keep you cool in your mask, even on the hottest day. Protection Levels Must...

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Dezember 9, 2022

People With Asthma And Allergies Need The Most Breathable Face Mask

Face masks remain our first line of defence against viruses transmitted through the air and via droplets when infected people cough, sneeze, speak and even breathe. People with upper respiratory problems, such as asthma, should take great care to protect themselves from these viruses as they are more susceptible to secondary infections that can be life-threatening. Because they experience difficulty breathing, wearing a face mask may seem counterintuitive to someone with asthma and allergies. However, they must find the most breathable face mask to protect themselves. Read on to learn more about the implications and benefits of wearing for people with asthma and allergies and the importance of finding the best breathable face masks. Is It Safe For People With Asthma And Allergies To Wear Face Masks? It is safe for people with asthma and allergies to wear a breathable...

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Dezember 3, 2022

Five Ways To Have a Stress-free Holiday Season.

If you're like most people, your holiday season is already packed with anticipation and potentially some stress. But there's no need to feel like you're battling the holiday blues - here are five tips to have a stress-free holiday suggested by the team at MEO. 1. Make a simple plan and prioritise the important things. Let's face it, you'll have more than a few invites, gift ideas and sales tugging at your attention. So it's essential to make a plan and be realistic about how much time you have to spend on each task. We suggest planning out where you'll be shopping, who you'll be shopping for and who you'll be seeing this holiday season ahead of time so you can rest easy and focus on things that matter most. 2. Set a budget and stick to it. Holiday...

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Introducing MEO Sun a New Facemask For Summer

The hot summer days are here and that means it's time to stock up on some great sun protection products including face-masks! This year, we're excited to announce our brand new MEO Sun, a highly protective face-mask made specifically to wear in the summer sun. It's made of non-woven fabric and includes innovative cooling layer which feels 1-2 degrees cooler than regular face-masks. Furthermore, It's lightweight design makes it easy to wear all day and it's the perfect product to protect your face from the sun this summer. How does MEO Sun work? The MEO Sun uses cooling technology combined with a breathable and comfortable fabric to create a protective barrier that blocks 98% of harmful ultraviolet rays. It also keeps you protected while you breathe easy. Meo Sun Filters at least 98.3% of airborne bacteria, including viruses. The filter layer's unique...

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November 30, 2022

Dust Mask In NZ Or Respirator Mask – Which One Do I Need?

Dust masks in NZ are a form of personal protective equipment that is used to protect against the development of respiratory problems and associated diseases caused by the inhalation of dust and airborne particles. People with existing upper respiratory system problems (like asthma and allergies) should take great care to protect themselves as they are more at risk than people without these problems. Read on to learn more about dust masks and respirators and how to choose the correct one for your application. When Should I Wear A Dust Mask In NZ? If you work in a hazardous environment, you should wear a dust mask. It will protect you from inhaling dangerous particulates like: Dust Soot Smoke Fibres Insects Hair Dander Some chemical fumes Dust masks in NZ offer protection from inhaling these substances, which can initially cause coughing, sneezing,...

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November 25, 2022

How To Recycle Adults And Kids Disposable Face Masks

When using adults and kids disposable face masks, it can be rather depressing just throwing them away with your regular garbage and wondering how many are going into landfills and marine environments. Not only are these discarded masks harmful to animal life, but their plastic makeup means that they will not break down quickly and could take up to 450 years to biodegrade. In the meantime, they will release microplastics into the environment, causing additional harm to animals and humans. The good news is that there are now various ways to deal with all these used masks in a more eco-friendly manner. Read on to learn more about recycling initiatives for adults and kids disposable face masks across New Zealand. Manufacturer Recycling Initiatives Mask manufacturers are coming to the recycling party and setting up recycling programmes for used kids...

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