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Old 04-16-20, 09:52 AM
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PSA - Keep your Govt mandated DIY bandit mask clean and snot free

BTW: Please toss those used N95 jobbies to the trash.

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news...95-respirators
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Old 04-16-20, 10:09 AM
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I've got a box of 10 yr old N95 masks. I don't see any issues in re-using them. I don't bother disinfecting as I don't use them very often. They don't appear to deteriorate from normal use.

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Old 04-16-20, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
I've got a box of 10 yr N95 masks. I don't see any issues in re-using them. I don't bother disinfecting as I don't use them very often. They don't appear to deteriorate from normal use.
Great. Please donate them to a hospital.

You may save the lives of some medical personnel.
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Old 04-16-20, 02:22 PM
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Great. Please donate them to a hospital.

You may save the lives of some medical personnel.
They have long since expired and the box is open so health care won't accept them. It's frustrating but our federal government just disposed of 2 million N95 masks last year because they were old.
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Wholesale cost of n95 standard mask to hospitals, Spring of 2019 was 40 to 50 cents per unit. Late reported some hospitals signed for ranging $4. Some high as $7 each.

A few years ago while visiting an infectious ward, sported the upper disposable gown, gloves and mask but no eye protection goggles were offered or provided (dumb lacking med supervisor). The moment one would leave, even for a quick break, all was tossed out. Upon return, suit up with all new.

Just wait until we learn the numbers from people getting other health issues - not covid19, but rather from wearing gross non-cleaned homemade mask or well used n95 type, thinking it's some medical saviour. I've already seen enough and warned them its only for limited use effectiveness.
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3M board room (meeting / meeting / meeting) talk:

In the meantime, 3M is doing a terrific job supplying its 9501 to China military. Have a great day-

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A few days ago I went for a short 8 mile ride in my area wearing a face mask. I'd forgotten to take an allergy pill so when my nose began to run ti wouldn't stop. Pretty quickly the mask was soaked and disgusting.
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