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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:43 am

i saw a few people wearing gas masks last weekend some are making this into a fashion statement of some kind

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:52 am

OIC, and thanks for that.

I agree, the smaller particles pose the greater health health risk (the charcoal particles lodging in your lung's alveoli etc). I was coming at it from more of an angle of visibility/overall immediate discomfort.

But you're right the PM2.5 count is of course far more serious than how far you can see!

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Postby uscate » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:59 pm

morenangpinay wrote:i saw a few people wearing gas masks last weekend some are making this into a fashion statement of some kind


Yes, the N95 is the next Kate Spade handbag or Miu Miu shades!

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 1:04 pm

uscate wrote:
morenangpinay wrote:i saw a few people wearing gas masks last weekend some are making this into a fashion statement of some kind


Yes, the N95 is the next Kate Spade handbag or Miu Miu shades!


Wait until you see the duckface versions of N95! :o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 1:40 pm

That is what was in my back pocket on Friday night! They are ugly as sin but they are easier breathing as it's a larger air pocket inside. I've yet to actually wear it though. :-|

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 3:37 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That is what was in my back pocket on Friday night! They are ugly as sin but they are easier breathing as it's a larger air pocket inside. I've yet to actually wear it though. :-|


Where were you going a nightclub in Berlin or something? :lol:
(p.s. and yes there are places where people dress as such there, even full on Nuclear/Biological (NBC) suits!...)


More seriously is that mask like a contractors mask, with replaceable filters? I.e. I'm visualising it as a nose/mouth piece of kit, rather than a full-face one?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 3:39 pm

the lynx wrote:Wait until you see the duckface versions of N95! :o


You could create a LV logo version with too much trouble :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 3:58 pm

JR8 wrote:More seriously is that mask like a contractors mask, with replaceable filters? I.e. I'm visualising it as a nose/mouth piece of kit, rather than a full-face one?


http://www.medicom.com/en/products/11/s ... respirator

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 4:40 pm

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i mean this gas mask, i saw some people wear these in the malls

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 4:42 pm

@SMS - OIC, well that just looks like a fractionally larger particle mask, than I've seen from the N95s I have.

The more comprehensive 'contractors type' mask I had in mind is like...
http://www.screwfix.com/p/3m-4277-maint ... r-p3/24184

Useful for not only dust, but working with heavy chemicals like paint-stripper and grout cleaner... it would be OTT to use here, but is half-way to what I'd call a 'gas mask'.

Edit: @ MP
Ok. those look like pretty full-contractors masks. ('Gas-masks' also cover your eyes and the whole front of your face... )

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 4:51 pm

morenangpinay wrote:Image

i mean this gas mask, i saw some people wear these in the malls


I've seen 1-2 guys wearing it. Perhaps it's for show off, but I still prefer Vader or Bane's :lol:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 5:16 pm

Those look like the 3M 6200 half facemask series that you can get various filters for. The one shown has a standard organic vapour filter as well as a N11 (N95) filter on top under the whitish cap on each side. Basically it's an organic vapour filter with an N95 pad on top of the vapour filter. The basic mask without the filters (a number of different filters are available) is around $32 SGD.

Also good for steampunk clubs! :wink:

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 24 Jun 2013 6:12 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Also good for steampunk clubs! :wink:


Singapore has steampunk clubs? I really can't imagine.

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Postby uscate » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 7:29 am

Here's another link that may help to clarify the PM2.5 ratings....

http://therealsingapore.com/content/sin ... -pollution

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 8:59 am

zzm9980 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Also good for steampunk clubs! :wink:


Singapore has steampunk clubs? I really can't imagine.


Yes.

Final Fantasy 9, The Legend of Korra, Guild Wars, and many manga/anime definitely popularised it here. Just visit one of STGCC events and you will see cosplayers doing some steampunk pieces.


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