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Online Discussion: Tracking new emerging diseases and the next pandemic

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Either you have a bifilters mask with filter holders - every piece of the mask can be cleaned or disinfected or replaced separately.
If you have a NATO screwing filter, its plain since the mask has only a little screwing piece or a corrugated hose. You spray the mask to decontaminate it, before donning it off (filter yet screwed in !). So you dont breathe the hazardous contaminants (as infected particulates) neither the spray.
Procedures are explained with pics or videos in some professional sites or training documentation.
Shall  post more in the following days in my site too ... Please wait a little more ... I have too my job and family life .... Anita !
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Otskot you are right, if your protective device is well fit and has the right filter, you are OK.
Problems occurs
1) if you dont stand yet the gear (sweat, breathing, fog)- and are still exposed to contamination (public high risk areas or worse close contact with ill or suspect people) ...  you CANT put it off as long as you are not in a safe area - and decontaminated.
2) wrong way of decontamination after exposure
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I've purchased 2 of the North 5500 Half Mask AP Respirators with the P100 Filters...I had a question though. does anyone know the best way to clean/disinfect these puppies? Can they be sprayed down with bleach??

http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/masksnmore_1883_70 8310



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Hi All,

I just came across this respirator yesterday, and I'm wondering if anyone knows whether this would be a good respirator to have on hand? I was considering purchasing some. they look like they'd be great during a pandemic.

Any insight you could offer me would be greatly appreciated !

The Triosyn T-3000™ respirator provides front-line protection for police officers, homeland defense personnel, and other emergency and rescue responders against viral and bacterial threats with the most advanced particulate barrier available. The proven ability of Triosyn T-3000™ Respirators to trap biological agents is maintained throughout the life of the product by the antimicrobial action of Triosyn® T50 powder, which protects the filtration media from microbial deterioration.

The T-3000 offers consistent and reliable performance. Features include a secure fit with a padded, adjustable nose bridge, and low breathing resistance. A flat fold design allows for ease of transporting and storage. Affordable and easy to use. (Warning) This product contains iodine.

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Someone put in a post on another page about these mask...  what do you think about them?

The Triosyn T-3000™

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This is what the website says about the...


The Triosyn T-3000™ Antimicrobial Respirators provide front-line protection for police officers, EMS, healthcare professionals and other first responders against viral and bacterial threats. With the proven ability to trap and kill biological agents, the Triosyn T-3000™ Antimicrobial Respirators are revolutionary in the protection they provide against infectious outbreaks and biological hazards.

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To MissRX - Shall post something about the cleaning way for respirators in my site, but let me sometime to upload and get the page actualised/published. Basically spraying, wiping and washing, but be careful with the product use for the mask pieces (silicone, rubber, ...?)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MissRX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2006 at 8:12am

Anita - Thank you so much!! Take your time :)

I wanted to make sure that I use the proper materials because it is made of silicone I believe, and rubber pieces. Also the headband is plastic. I don't want to use anything that could destroy the materials on the mask :)

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Hi MissRX,

I don't want to cross post so let me give you the Avian Flu link I just wrote a
few minutes ago under the Forum:Priority Preparations/Topic: Respirators.
It will be at the bottom because I just posted it under my username Rocky.

Be Safe, Stay Well. Rocky
Prepare for the Unexpected!
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http://www.homeemergencyusa.com
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3M makes a N95 medical mask that is green and a automotive mask that is white.

they are both N95 masks and are exactly the same! The white masks are much cheaper and can be found in any automotive store.

I called 3M to verify that the masks were the same.

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False -the green 1860 has a fluid outer protection, its the best mask for healthcare protection against tuberculosis, sars, ....
Harder to breathe, but safer - and more expensive - exist in size small
chec my site http://avianflu-personal-protection.blogspot.com/
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Sorry AnitaRNpulmo.

I have a relative that works for 3m and there is no difference in their N95 masks.

What brand are you talking about?

 

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i guess i need some masks. thanks for the tip ella.

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"Surgical N95" masks have fluid resistance, other masks intended for
workshops, don't have that feature. Your mask should say it meets CDC
guidelines. Before you consider what you are paying, consider what you
are protecting.




Interim Domestic Guidance on the Use of Respirators to
Prevent
Transmission of SARS
May 3, 2005

Respiratory protective devices with a filter efficiency of 95% or greater
(e.g., N95, N99, N100) may not be available in some settings due to
supply shortages or other factors.

In this situation, a surgical (procedure) mask should be worn. Surgical
masks will provide barrier protection against large droplets that are
considered to be the primary route of SARS transmission. However,
surgical masks may not adequately protect against aerosol or airborne
particles, primarily because they allow for leakage around the mask and
cannot be fit tested. The mask should resist fluid penetration and fit
tightly around the mouth and nose when properly applied to the face.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/sars/respirators.htm


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The 3m N95 automotive masks are fluid resistent also. They are used in paint booths to prevent airborne paint from entering the respiratory system. Paint may not be a virus or bloodborne pathogen but it is dangerous if inhaled into the lungs.

Same mask as medical N95 mask. Call 3M to verify.

 

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Hey just wanted to let everyone know that typical workshop masks are not fluid resistant.

I am only stating that the 3M N95 automotive masks are fluid resistant and are the exact same mask as the 3M N95 medical masks. The medical mask is green and the automotive is white. Both boxes are clearly marked as N95 and fluid resistant.

Check it out...it will save you money and offers the same exact protection!

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That's why in the worst scenario it will be useful to plan reusable (NB)C facemasks, they last for months !
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Anita,

The half-mask NBC masks are effective and last longer than surgical masks but they are negative-pressure masks that require quite a bit of diaphram effort for each breath. They can easily cause hypoxia from bradypenia due to fatigued primary and ancillary breathing muscles.

If a person is not a first responder or front line medical professional they would be better off with a good quality N95 surgical mask with an exhaust vent. They last several days.

First Responders and Front Liners should look into PAPR respirators.

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