Re: Gas Mask recommendations? (Was Re: Biowar link)

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 00:38:35 MDT

I did some research on this a couple weeks ago with the help of some others
to check my conclusions, and the conclusion is the M95 gas mask is pretty
much the best general gas mask. It is a modern ergonomic design with an
excellent filter that can take care of just about anything including stuff
like chlorine, ammonia, and smallpox. This place used to have it advertised
for under $200, but now it looks like they upped their price:

Zero Powers wrote:
> From: "Michael M. Butler" <>
> A few hints about symptoms, etc. Verb. sap.
> "Goldman said his office has received two inquiries since the Sept. 11
> attacks about what might be the best gas mask to buy. He said his office
> does not dispense that kind of advice."
> I hate to sound paranoid (and I suppose I am), but does anyone have any
> suggestions on what type of gas mask one might want to invest in if one has
> absolutely no idea what chemical or biological agent one is trying to defend
> against? In other words is there one that, while perhaps not protecting
> against everything, does protect against one or more of the biggies (small
> pox, anthrax and/or nerve gas)???
> Me? Heck no, *I'm* not afraid of a little biowar. It's for...a friend.
> Yeah, that's it. A very cowardly little friend.
> -Zero
> "I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
> that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
> Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)
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Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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