TITLE

Asia's Face Mask Capital

AUTHOR(S)
JENNINGS, RALPH
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;Fall2011 Special Issue, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p156
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of face covers such as surgical masks or face masks by people in Taipei, Taiwan. It states that the masks started to be used after the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, but after the spread of the H1N1 virus in 2009 they began appearing everywhere. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), dust or airborne germs are not blocked by most of the face masks, but the government believes that masks can provide some protection.
ACCESSION #
66305618

 

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