Chemical Cartridge/Gas Mask Respirator Gas masks are also known as "air-purifying respirators" because they filter or clean chemical gases and possibly particles out of the air as you breathe. This respirator includes a facepiece or mask, and a filter/cartridge (if the filter is in a metal shell it is called a "canister").
If you’re serious about buying a gas mask, you should also be serious about a clean shave each morning. NOTE: Hooded versions of gas masks are manufactured that can be used with beards. You were not born with innate knowledge on using a gas mask. Deploying and strapping on a gas mask isn’t as easy as they make it look in the movies.
9. Duct Tape the Slits. To prevent air from entering your mask and as added security for your bands, place some duct tape over the slits. 10. Punch Some Holes in the Bottle Cap. Use your knife and punch a few holes or slits into your bottle cap. This will allow you get a bit of air when you have the gas mask on.
PH-type helmet in Royal Canadian Regiment Museum. It is missing its exhaust valve The P helmet, PH helmet and PHG helmet were early types of gas mask issued by the British Army in the First World War, to protect troops against chlorine, phosgene and tear gases.
The doctors may have thought that dressing up in a bird-like gas mask, the plague would be transferred from the patient to the garment. This beak piece was also filled with vinegar, sweet oils, and other strong-smelling chemicals to mask the stench of death and unburied bodies.
Respirators and dust masks aren’t all the same – there are different kinds to choose from, as well as a rating system for efficiency. At home and around the workshop, either a particulate filter (dust mask) or chemical cartridge respirator are likely to be all you’ll need.