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How are you storing your mask? Odds are if you’re a first responder or healthcare worker the only option available is a brown paper bag. While deployed to New York City at peak of the pandemic I saw EMT’s like myself, as well as other essential workers all reusing what limited PPE they had in brown paper bags. When you store your mask in improper environments like this, contamination from can be transferred to the inside surface of the bag while shortening the lifetime of the PPE.

Penny Wise PPE Protection provides emergency responders with a sterile place to store their masks. The Copper Clean Bag uses the natural germicidal properties of copper to protect and preserve the PPE of those on the front lines. Masks are made easy to access while also protecting contents from structural damage.

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"Many Smaller organizations such as skilled nursing facilities and EMS lack the sterilization systems available to large healthcare facilities. Penny Wise PPE Protection provides a cost-effective solution for such providers to store their protection in a safe way."

Yanissa Perez De Leon, Editor

https://govshop.com/blog/blogs/psfeditorial/2020/11/06/tech-showcase-penny-wise-ppe-protection-highlights-the-advantages-of-copper-infused-packaging/

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"Medical workers typically store their gear in paper bags, which can lead to the transfer of bacteria and virus particles, Lutz notes. If you put it into the copper polyester bag, it is a sterile environment that lets you reuse masks, he says."

Aviva Luttrell, Content Developer

https://clarknow.clarku.edu/2020/04/28/emt-ethan-lutz-21-works-at-the-epicenter-of-covid-19/

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"Ethan Lutz has been serving as an emergency medical technician in Worcester for the last four years. When the coronavirus pandemic was ravaging New York City last spring, the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent him to Queens, N.Y., to help. While there, he started a new business."

Brad Kane, Editor

https://www.wbjournal.com/article/qa-clark-senior-started-his-company-in-the-back-of-an-ambulance#fact_box_details

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"When everybody's trying to get it [PPE], it becomes too expensive to outfit your lowest level providers. In this time, it's even more essential to make sure to store your PPE safely."

Cam Jandrow, Anchor

https://spectrumnews1.com/ma/worcester/news/2020/11/22/clark-u-mask-bag