There are a number of reasons for purchasing a Gas Mask that go beyond simply protection yourself from terrorism or other disasters. No matter what the reason, you’re going to want the gas masks to be effective above all else.
Gas Mask Effectiveness Starts With Quality
Quality is a must when using a gas mask. A mask rated 95 will stop 95 percent of airborne particles that are 0.3 microns in size and larger, while a mask rated 100 will filter out 99.97 percent of particles 0.3 microns and larger, making it comparable to a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. Mask effectiveness is also limited due to the fact that they do not always protect your eyes and if the seal around the face leaks or is not effectively bonded to the skin, the mask would be rendered useless.
You might here some so-called experts who don’t recommend the use of any gas masks or question the effectiveness of the masks themselves. However, in all of these cases, the mask’s effectiveness has been questioned due to the user’s competence in being able to utilize Gas Masks correctly. The video above will help you learn how to properly use your gas mask.