SEATTLE, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gulf Oil Region is suffering the airborne effects from the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Smelling like sulphur, the crude oil's strong scent has drifted past the infested beaches. Local residents and cleanup personnel struggle to shield themselves from the odors. Only full respirators were doing the job. It's not only an unpleasant smell but it may have unknown health consequences, and workers have been left on their own to find protection.
That's where the Seattle-based filt-R corporation comes in. "We get dozens of calls from workers in the Gulf," according to filt-R manager, Brian Swain. "They're looking for some relief from the fumes."
Independent workers and agents have reached out to filt-R through their website looking for a positive alternative.
"You don't expect these events to be connected, but we got similar calls and orders over concerns about the Icelandic Volcano eruptions," Brian continues. "People need solutions and they like filt-R."
"Normally filt-R is used by commuters to protect against city pollution, but now we see new uses for our mask," claims David Buksh, filt-R President. "filt-R is now used by civilians and workers alike near the spill sites to help filter noxious fumes." The filt-R is $29.95 with replacement filters for less than $5. Available globally via http://www.thefilt-rmask.com.
"We're trying our best to get filt-R's down to folks," says Mr. Swain. "We're looking for distribution to help with demand."