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Info On Where To Get Masks

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posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 05:08 PM
First off I dont think this swine flu is going to be as bad as many think. It may spread but I doubt we will see anywhere near the mortality rate of the normal flu.

That being said, I rather be safe then sorry. Especially if you are traveling on a plane, subway, etc.., or if it turns into a full blown pandemic I suggest to get some masks just in case. Of course all the wallgreens, rite aid, medical supply companies are out. You can however find a whole bunch of different masks at home depot, lowes, or any other hardware store in the paint section. You can also go to paint stores and get all kinds of masks and respirators. I know all the medical places and pharmacies were out around me but at lowes this morning they had hundreds.

Just want to pass the info on to you all. Just in case.... Good Luck all.

posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by tide88

I saw the GP today with my concerns in relation to tamiflu, he didn't recommend it but gave me a prescription for some oinkment.

posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 05:45 PM
If you're really serious about a mask, or more accurately a respirator, then one should not mess with the fiber and paper masks such as you find in the hardware store.

Viruses will suck right though them. May as well take it off.

One can Google JonDon, and look up respirators under the Personal Protection Equipment.

To stop a virus, it will take a HEPA rated filtration system.

HEPA means it will filter out 99.97% of all particulates greater than .3 microns in size. Look at the 3M 6800 series, full face respirators, and then look to get at least two sets of P100 HEPA/Organic Gas filters.

Now, you are ready.

And don't forget to wash your hands.

This isn't over. There will be a second mutation in the months to come which we have nothing to use against it.

I wouldn't go by the numbers you see now. Right now it's a swine virus, in humans. When we get the human flu, mixed with the swine flu, the proverbial crap is gonna hit the fan.

At least according to virologists and pandemic specialists.

[edit on 30-4-2009 by dooper]

posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 05:47 PM
If anyone is in Memphis, TN area and can't find any masks. I have plenty of masks from being in a stem cell transplant program. They are N95 I think. I can get you some.

Oh and if you have masks and want to test them simply put one on and mix sugar and water together in a spray bottle and have someone spray you in the face. If you can taste the sugar its a bad mask or you don't have it on properly.

[edit on 30-4-2009 by Bachrk]

posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 05:53 PM
They have all different kinds of masks/respirators. I am not talking about the cheapo paper masks. I am a painting contractor and have a air tight mask that I use when spraying chemical paints inside closed areas.

[edit on 30-4-2009 by tide88]

posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 06:03 PM
reply to post by tide88

Yeah, I'm a mold remediator. We also work with other pathogens during special "cleanups."

Even with the P100 HEPA filter alone, it won't pick up most viruses, which are sub-micron in size. The additional elements in the organic vapor P100 HEPA filters will hopefully pull many out of the air rather than let them pass.

Plus, we go an additional step, and coat our filters with nano-crystal Titanium Dioxide. We don't just catch it, we convert all pathogens into water vapor and oxygen.

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