Author Archives - Nikunj Sondagar

Disposable Masks, Covid-19 & Animals

The RSPCA has issued a reminder that straps should be cut off disposable face masks before they are thrown away. Face masks have become a normal part of everyday life, but they can be dangerous for animals. Hundreds of animals needed to be rescued during lockdown after becoming caught in used masks. This had led…

The Difference between Coronavirus, Colds And Flu

As winter approaches, most people are likely to start coughing and sniffling often. Since coronavirus struck the world, we became more attentive to our health than before, and medics have declared that distinguishing Covid-19 and cold can be somewhat difficult. Since anyone can contract the coronavirus, with the aged and those with existing health issues…

UK Government Announces £155m Tax Break On PPE

The government of the United Kingdom has extended temporary tax relief to the public, to the tune of 155 pounds. This comes as an urgent response to the coronavirus pandemic which has crippled the economy at a global level. Following the latest reports, an estimated 43,995 citizens have died from it, with another 283,757 having…

Nitrile Gloves

Although China is planning to expand its production of nitrile gloves in the coming three years, this is not a direct cause of concern for Malaysia’s rubber glove industry. The reason for this is that Malaysia enjoys several advantages over China, including improved production quality, cheaper overall cost, and more advanced technology. Furthermore, prices of…

A Guide To The EN 455 Safety Standard

The EN 455 safety standard ensures medical grade gloves are robust and resistant to chemicals, bodily fluids and bacteria. Gloves that have not passed EN 455 inspection guidelines should not be considered safe for use in medical environments or for handling volatile substances. Clinical practitioners (vets included) must wear safety gloves to protect themselves and…

The Romanian Black Market Of Paperwork And Masks

The rise of fraudulent paperwork and masks happening across many European nations like Romania is because of illegal activity. There is a black market for paperwork that has been falsified. This black market has been the way inaccurate documents have been making its way into the country. Masks have become a needed go-to way of…