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How does gas mask help us now?

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A gas mask can help us now in the event of a riot, terrorist attack, or other less than favorable in which either Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) materials may be used. They can also be on the field of battle where they have their deep roots in place but they can be used in other methods as well. Should pandemic disease also occur and be passed through airborne transmission, it could bery well be used to curb infection opposed to a bulky Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).

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The gasmask provides a method for filtering harmful chemicals out of an atmosphere by either forcing air through holes too small for the offending chemicals to pass through, or through an activated charcol filter, which strips the offending chemicals from the air and bonding it to the charcol.

In short: It seperates poison gas from the air.

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it filters the air you breath in. reducing contaminates and gasses.

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