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Re: Masks
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2020, 12:05:01 PM »
Does anybody have any tips for fitting a respirator mask. I'm having trouble on two masks so far sealing it by the nose area.

Is there some sort of tape that I can use to close the gaps?
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Re: Masks
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2020, 02:11:04 PM »
A surgical mask is basically open from the entire top and sides and welcomes all airborne particles. N95 masks, even if poorly fitted, will be a much tighter fit around the face, and even if not sealed 100%, will significantly reduce airborne particles compared to surgical. IMHO.
Wont a surgical mask help if someone sneezes near you (the big droplets wont go into your mouth/nose)

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Re: Masks
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2020, 02:16:17 PM »
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Re: Masks
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2020, 04:53:27 PM »
Wont a surgical mask help if someone sneezes near you (the big droplets wont go into your mouth/nose)

The concern is that the droplets aerosolize and can get past a surgical mask. They arenít sure how much of a concern this is.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2020, 07:22:18 PM »
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I followed all instructions but wasn't successful. I was successful previously with a mask that had this little foam piece by the nose



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Re: Masks
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2020, 07:24:40 PM »
I followed all instructions but wasn't successful. I was successful previously with a mask that had this little foam piece by the nose




the N95 has that foam piece

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Re: Masks
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2020, 10:38:53 PM »
Any suggestions how to get ahold of N95 or KN95 in Toronto?
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Re: Masks
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2020, 09:09:04 PM »
Since I can't get the masks that I have to fit I use it even though it leaks. The issue is that my glasses fog up.

A trick I learned a few years ago is to take regular dish soap and smear a very thin layer onto the glasses (both sides). Let it dry then buff it out with a cloth/tissue until it's perfectly clear. This will prevent any fogging up until the soap gets washed off.

Works extremely well. Try putting your glasses in the freezer with soap on only one lens for a few minutes and take it out to see the full effect.

Thought I'd share in case anyone finds it helpful.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2020, 09:29:31 PM »
Since I can't get the masks that I have to fit I use it even though it leaks. The issue is that my glasses fog up.

A trick I learned a few years ago is to take regular dish soap and smear a very thin layer onto the glasses (both sides). Let it dry then buff it out with a cloth/tissue until it's perfectly clear. This will prevent any fogging up until the soap gets washed off.

Works extremely well. Try putting your glasses in the freezer with soap on only one lens for a few minutes and take it out to see the full effect.

Thought I'd share in case anyone finds it helpful.
Did you try having it sit higher on your nose? Often that's a mistake people make.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2020, 09:49:19 PM »
Question is if you won't, does the N95 still give some level of protection?
depends how well you pt it on, airtight etc. I noticed some times I can breathe just fine through it, some times I can barely catch my breath...

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Re: Masks
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2020, 09:54:31 PM »
Did you try having it sit higher on your nose? Often that's a mistake people make.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2020, 09:56:06 AM »
I'm looking for about 5 (simple) masks in Lakewood. What's my best option? Thanks.

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Re: Masks
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2020, 10:42:10 AM »
I'm looking for about 5 (simple) masks in Lakewood. What's my best option? Thanks.
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Re: Masks
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2020, 11:09:02 AM »
I saw in kosher village yesterday (10 packs)

I know a medical supply company in lakewood sells them. 10 for $12 or 50/$50

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Re: Masks
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2020, 11:13:41 AM »
I'm looking for about 5 (simple) masks in Lakewood. What's my best option? Thanks.
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