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19 Hours: an Intercept CU22 Mask Wearer's Travelogue

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Dec 29, 2020 4:54:41 PM

A COVID-19 Travelogue by guest poster Frank Kroekel of Germany

19 Hours

    A year ago today some of us heard that there was an infection on the rise in China. Hardly anyone would have believed how this would impact our everyday lives. Straight out of a doomsday fiction, not even Hollywood would have dreamt about the scale of the impact of this virus.

    Now, with so many people having lost their lives because of a tiny virus, the changes we are seeing in our traditions and behavior are staggering.


    I have always travelled the globe for work, for fun and for meeting people. This came to a sudden stop in February. We all now know how important it becomes to protect each other and ourselves. This is easier said than done. Wearing a mask for a few short minutes when one runs into a Supermarket or a Gas Station is one thing; being required to wear a mask for 19 hours straight another thing entirely.

    I had to do so in November, when I boarded a long-overdue flight to the US, then to Mexico and for my return to Germany.

   From entering the airport terminal in one country to leaving it in another. Anticipation of the long duration of restricted airflow for my breathing provided me a bleak outlook. I chose to use an INTERCEPT CU22™ mask. Not only does it provide a comfortable and secure fit, the mask contains a filter made from INTERCEPT CU22™ copper polymers. Unique in its function, the mask has proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (including the current Coronavirus) on contact.

    If you wear the mask for straight 19 hours, it is nice to change into a fresh one, before you get to that taxi for your final hotel. The special INTERCEPT CU22™ bag your mask arrives in has the same function as the filter, providing clean storage for my mask between uses. leaving it in another. Anticipation of the long duration of restricted airflow for my breathing provided me a bleak outlook. I chose to use an INTERCEPT CU22™ mask. Not only does it provide a comfortable and secure fit, the mask contains a filter made from INTERCEPT CU22™ copper polymers. Unique in its function, the filter has proven to kill both bacteria and viruses (including the current Coronavirus) through contact. 

    Unlike some of the masks made in China, which you can use for only a few minutes, my INTERCEPT CU22™ masks provided the comfort of easy breathing with additional safety all through my trip. I felt safe! And I did return safely, having been tested several times after my return. An unexpected benefit is that a comfortable mask that feels safe adds to better mask compliance. 

    It’s what I owe to myself and to all those around me.

                                                               Frank Kroekel

                                                               Germany

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Topics: Copper, anti-microbial, CU22, COVID, mask

Boston's Time Capsule - Contents Preserved with Copper: Part Two

Posted by Elaine Spitz on Nov 3, 2014 1:40:00 PM

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The objects inside the 1901 time capsule found in a wooden lion sculpture at the historic state house in Boston were finally examined after having been brought to a climate-controlled room.  Members of the Bostonian Historical Society were on hand to inspect the contents with the delicacy, scrutiny and context only historians can provide. Brian LeMay, President of the BHS, told NPRs Audie Cornish, “The striking thing about the contents is how good condition they seem to be. So the stuff inside of it seems to be brand-new. It's as if it was put in there yesterday and has somehow reached us from a century ago in exactly the same condition that it is now."

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Topics: anti-microbial, anti-corrosion, time capsule, archival

Copper as Anti-Microbial

Posted by Joe Spitz on Mar 19, 2013 9:40:00 AM

Please enjoy these excerpts from a Copper Development Association Inc. article regarding the importance of copper and bronze to civilization. Intercept Technology packaging products have a copper backbone bonded into the plastics packaging that acts as a an atmospheric barrier to protect the product inside from corrosion, static charges, and mildew.

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Topics: Copper, Intercept Technology packaging, anti-microbial



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