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To: ThePythonicCow

> P2N95 masks

These masks seem to be designed to prevent disease
spread in both directions - to and from wearer.

Since the main interest with H5N1 is in [not] getting it,
and not giving it, I presume that a conventional industrial
respirator would suffice, if outfitted with suitable
cartridges.

What sort of cartridges?


50 posted on 11/12/2005 7:35:32 AM PST by Boundless
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To: Boundless
I doubt it. Someone infected (perhaps not knowing it yet) with a virus is like a walking cloud of virii. If you get within 3 feet of them or their wake, you need a filter that will stop almost all particles down to .3 micron or some such. Are the industrial respirators you mention able to do this? If not, they're useless.
52 posted on 11/12/2005 9:31:18 AM PST by ThePythonicCow (To err is human; to moo is bovine.)
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To: Boundless

"What sort of cartridges?"

I don't know but there was a lively discussion about .40 versus .45 here recently.

Just book marking :)


91 posted on 11/12/2005 7:55:16 PM PST by Cold Heart
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