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Old Jun 9th 2020, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
Well I realise that some medical staff wear some masks that are different and maybe I'm paying too much attention to those advertised.

But after spending some time checking on line, having been let down on two previous orders but finally getting a box on the third order, I have come across many ads from a wide variety of sources for non-medical or medical and they appear to be identical in design, material and price with the same claims of effectiveness.
Marketing and wording although from your research you say appear to be identical.

Good luck in finding out what the actual differences are
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Old Jun 10th 2020, 5:24 am
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Is there a mask that would help me enthusiastically naff HID? I'm willing to wear one even though it might fog up my welding helmet.

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Originally Posted by Oink View Post
Is there a mask that would help me enthusiastically naff HID? I'm willing to wear one even though it might fog up my welding helmet.
This should work:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maskjunction-Russell-Brand-Mask/dp/B01DC24KR6Or this:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Maskjunction-Prince-Andrew-Mask/dp/B01BP0O58QThere seems to be quite a choice really.

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Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian View Post
Marketing and wording although from your research you say appear to be identical.

Good luck in finding out what the actual differences are
Some are more comfortable than others due to how well the mask fits. Many Chinese made ones are made for Asian faces and can be a bit small for us.
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Old Jun 11th 2020, 2:35 pm
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Some are more comfortable than others due to how well the mask fits. Many Chinese made ones are made for Asian faces and can be a bit small for us.
Thank you. I guess I was trying to find out what the difference between a medical mask is and what a non medical mask is.

Medical masks may be used as barriers against disease transmission by fluids, especially blood, and some large droplets, and they are designed to prevent release to the environment of large droplets generated by the wearer

https://www.nap.edu/read/11637/chapter/4

Appropriate use of non-medical mask or face covering

When worn properly, a person wearing a non-medical mask or face covering can reduce the spread of his or her own infectious respiratory droplets.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...coverings.html

So in essence they both do the same. Can be made of different materials etc. Do you feel safer wearing a medical mask or non medical mask?

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I have worn surgical masks at work if needed and I still prefer my home made cloth masks.

the surgical masks I have used don’t fit well and there is sometimes a gap around the face.
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So how do all you glasses wearing people stop your glasses fogging up while wearing a face mask?
I live in Germany now where masks have been mandatory for shopping and entering any restaurant before being seated... my experience with masks and glasses so far has been:
I sewed myself a mask where I can stick a piece of metal wire in the top edge, so that I can adjust it tightly above my nose and under my glasses. It doesn't fog up that way.
I also have masks without the metal piece and they bug the sh... out of me because my glasses always fog up...
my advice: get someone to make masks out of T-shirt fabric, and have a wire inserted, that's the most comfortable combination for wearing them longer...
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I live in Germany now where masks have been mandatory for shopping and entering any restaurant before being seated... my experience with masks and glasses so far has been:
I sewed myself a mask where I can stick a piece of metal wire in the top edge, so that I can adjust it tightly above my nose and under my glasses. It doesn't fog up that way.
I also have masks without the metal piece and they bug the sh... out of me because my glasses always fog up...
my advice: get someone to make masks out of T-shirt fabric, and have a wire inserted, that's the most comfortable combination for wearing them longer...
T-shirt material is too open and lets too much aerosols/droplets through. I have masks with and without metal piece. Either way I have no problem with my glasses fogging up. Wire inserts never last long. Spinning in the washing machine breaks it. Just wear the upper edge under the glasses. Automatically it holds the mask down. No fogging up.
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Old Jun 11th 2020, 5:52 pm
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I live in Germany now where masks have been mandatory for shopping and entering any restaurant before being seated... my experience with masks and glasses so far has been:
I sewed myself a mask where I can stick a piece of metal wire in the top edge, so that I can adjust it tightly above my nose and under my glasses. It doesn't fog up that way.
I also have masks without the metal piece and they bug the sh... out of me because my glasses always fog up...
my advice: get someone to make masks out of T-shirt fabric, and have a wire inserted, that's the most comfortable combination for wearing them longer...
Most seem to have a metal strip in for that very purpose. Makes not the slightest difference to me, my glasses steam up. Maybe my nose is the wrong shape.
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Some are more comfortable than others due to how well the mask fits. Many Chinese made ones are made for Asian faces and can be a bit small for us.
I ended up having 2 custom made for my face, after ordering a couple different ones online they are too small for my face, if my nose is covered my mouth really isn't, if my mouth is covered my nose really isn't, they all fit my wife perfectly though..

I have learned like disposable gloves, one size fits all does not work with me.

I have to take a nearly 5 hour flight soon, so trying to get a mask that is reasonably comfortable and fits comfortably.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321 View Post
...one size fits all does not work with me..
I call it "one size fits no one" and find it especially true of T-Shirts.
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I call it "one size fits no one" and find it especially true of T-Shirts.
Clothes and me do not get along well. I have shirts ranging in size from L to XX-L and they all fit the same, clearly the clothing industry has no standard in sizing for shirts.

One size fits all hats too, never fit, always way too small and companies I have worked for liked to get pissy sometimes because I wouldn't wear their company uniform hat, well how exactly am I to wear something that doesn't fit?

Airport job I never had to do lavatory duty, the company found it uneconomical to buy the size PPE I needed, so was easier to just not have me do lavs, works for me, I hate lav duty and I am not doing it without PPE, so no PPE means no lavs. They would only buy small and medium gloves because 95% of the employees could wear said sizes, I didn't care as it go me out of having to do the gross stuff like cleaning up vomit.

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I ended up having 2 custom made for my face, after ordering a couple different ones online they are too small for my face, if my nose is covered my mouth really isn't, if my mouth is covered my nose really isn't, they all fit my wife perfectly though..

I have learned like disposable gloves, one size fits all does not work with me.

I have to take a nearly 5 hour flight soon, so trying to get a mask that is reasonably comfortable and fits comfortably.
does that mean you are travelling to Ontario for training?
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I finally ordered disposable medical masks from online Walmart back in early April after having been unable to find any in the stores here.

First I have never shopped in Walmart, and only been in a physical store once with a friend who was returning an item. I was not impressed with the online version!

I discovered they had a list of about 60 types of disposable masks, but it really came down to only about 10 when I really looked at the lists, only very minor differences between any of them. I finally resorted to looking at "Reviews", when there were any. That was really off-putting .... tales of receiving dirty foul-smelling used masks were plentiful. I finally ordered 40 of a type that received mainly good reviews. Delivery time June 5-9.

They arrived yesterday, and much to my relief seem OK. They are not in a box, but a re-sealable plastic bag, supposed to have come direct from the factory via Brampton Ontario . Neither of us tried one on, so no idea if they fit.

In the meantime, I ordered a medium and a large mask from the fund raiser for the Vancouver Aquarium. Still waiting for those to arrive!

Luckily, my daughter then put me on to the fact that some people she knew with a store had turned to making non-medical masks from Japanese materials. They were selling them at cost as a public service. I think we'll have about 14 between us when the last lot ordered arrive within the next couple of days.

They're bright and cheery. I love them!

I honestly think that we'll be wearing masks for a long long tome, and they might as well become a fashion accessory

I wanted a goodly supply, as the fabric re-wearable masks should be washed after every wearing.

VIA rail hopefully will start running the sleeper trains across the country on November 1st, and are taking bookings for after that. I booked our Christmas trip 2 days ago ........... with all fingers and toes crossed, and after assurances that full refunds will apply if the current suspensions are continued or have to be re-imposed or any other effect for sovid-19 to them or to us causes change or cancellation.

Masks will be needed onboard, and possibly gloves.
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I found really nice Masks at our Farmers Market. You are buying local. They have some really nice designs. I'm in them all day and I want them to be cool...and colour co-ordinated...
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