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Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2017
I had to learn a lot about smoke, lung health, and particle masks this past week, as the NorCal fires were raging away about 30 miles from my house and it was raining ash on my porch.

Even if you think you're some sort of super-lung BAMF, don't have chest pain, asthma, or lung issues, and aren't super noticing the smoke/dust, it's harming you. If air quality is bad in your area, you are doing yourself a serious disservice by not protecting yourself. On very bad days, poor air quality feels like a heaviness and difficulty breathing, but even on mild days of bad air it is exhausting and headache-inducing to breathe in tons of particulates. 

The cloth ones at the hardware store are fine in a pinch, but they're hot and hard to breathe in. If you're going to be wearing a particle mask all day/night because you're in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or 30 miles away from a massive forest fire) something more serious is significantly more effective and comfortable. My GVS P100 mask arrived a few days ago and I'm SUPER happy with it. Even on hot but smokey days, the seal is good, not too sweaty, and it's easy to clean. I wish had had this when the smoke was REALLY bad last week, and now that I have it I plan to keep it in my car in case of emergencies in the future. Even wearing this on moderate smoke days has been helping me breathe again and I can feel my lungs starting to heal from all the smoke. A serious particle mask is kind of like insurance: you don't ever want to be in a situation where you need to use it, but if you are in that situation it's usually an emergency and you'll be super grateful that you thought ahead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kind of like insurance, something you hope you never need but if you do you'll be super happy you have!
By Magenta Prex on October 16, 2017
I had to learn a lot about smoke, lung health, and particle masks this past week, as the NorCal fires were raging away about 30 miles from my house and it was raining ash on my porch.

Even if you think you're some sort of super-lung BAMF, don't have chest pain, asthma, or lung issues, and aren't super noticing the smoke/dust, it's harming you. If air quality is bad in your area, you are doing yourself a serious disservice by not protecting yourself. On very bad days, poor air quality feels like a heaviness and difficulty breathing, but even on mild days of bad air it is exhausting and headache-inducing to breathe in tons of particulates. 

The cloth ones at the hardware store are fine in a pinch, but they're hot and hard to breathe in. If you're going to be wearing a particle mask all day/night because you're in a post-apocalyptic wasteland (or 30 miles away from a massive forest fire) something more serious is significantly more effective and comfortable. My GVS P100 mask arrived a few days ago and I'm SUPER happy with it. Even on hot but smokey days, the seal is good, not too sweaty, and it's easy to clean. I wish had had this when the smoke was REALLY bad last week, and now that I have it I plan to keep it in my car in case of emergencies in the future. Even wearing this on moderate smoke days has been helping me breathe again and I can feel my lungs starting to heal from all the smoke. A serious particle mask is kind of like insurance: you don't ever want to be in a situation where you need to use it, but if you are in that situation it's usually an emergency and you'll be super grateful that you thought ahead.
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