It is a well known fact that the number one cause of the Flu is being in the presence of people who are coughing, sneezing, or even laughing when they are infected. Doctors and medical professionals worldwide stress the importance of hand sanitizers, but it is rarely mentioned that coughing and sneezing are the main catalyst for contacting the Flu, not a simple handshake, after all the Flu virus is an airborne pathogen.
The Power of a Sneeze
In a study conducted by a group of scientists at the prestigious Wake Forest School of Medicine it was discovered that people infected with the Flu can send virus particles flying up to air six feet away from a sneeze. More recently the Discovery Channel did a segment on Sneezing. Using ultra fast cameras they actually documented that a sneeze can travel at speeds up to 39 mph and it's particles were projected up to 17 feet away, over twice the distance in the Wake Forest School of Medicine study. It is no wonder that today's disposable facial tissues are far too small and thin and the typical common hankies non absorbent quality simply cannot contain this force.
How the My Hanky Will Help
My Hanky is made of 100% Pima Cotton making it much stronger than a traditional handkerchief and when combined with our Soft Cloud™ technology much thicker as well. This allows the My Hanky to hold back and trap the the pathogens emitted from coughing and sneezing keeping family and friends healthier longer!