reply to post by on_yur_6
IMO, it comes down to personal choice. Like deciding to buy either, Ford, Chevy, BMW, Ect.
Each will have it's pro's and con's, some will offer more protection than others.
Now, that said. As a former Desert Storm Vet, I can tell you this. They will protect you to a degree. But they are not 100% protection. Gas Masks, (at
least Military Grade), as well as BioChem Gear in general, are only made to protect the individual long enough to complete the mission at hand.
If you're worried about the following:
Poisonous Gas, (ie Sarin)
Then pick the best you can afford and hope for the best. That's really all you can do. I'm not trying to be doom and gloom. Just being honest.
As for Civilian Masks, we all know they will be of lower grade quality, (unless you get lucky OR have bookoo bucks to spend)
Just realize, at the end of the day, they're more for you're piece of mind then actual real protection. They may block allergens, various minor
airborne virus's, ect. But the real NASTY stuff that you should really be afraid of can absorb thru skin and/or any mucus membrane.
Some of the more nasty nerve and blister agents can melt the rubber/plastic on your mask and eventually get in anyway.
Again...really not trying to scare you or anyone else that sees this....Just want to educate and inform.
Don't believe me?? Ask any military person that has seen the affects first hand, (go to a VA hostpital and ask a vet), or research the affects of the
above mentioned items....some of that stuff can scare you sh@#less.