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The Five Year Mask

04/08/2020 4:16 PM

A half face mask with a uv-c sterilized air supply...pretty cool

..."Medi-Immune, a UK firm, recently revealed ProtectivAir, a breathing device that uses UVc light to sterilize inhaled air and protect wearers against airborne pathogens, potentially including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The device is meant to be used by healthcare staff and others with occupational exposure to airborne pathogens.

ProtectivAir consists of a nose and mouth mask that connects, via a flexible hose, to a small irradiation chamber worn on a belt or harness. The irradiation chamber uses UVc photons to disinfect inhaled air. UVc damages a pathogen’s DNA or RNA, which prevents it from replicating and infecting the body."...

https://www.medgadget.com/2020/03/protectivair-sterilizes-inhaled-air-using-uv-light.html

https://medi-immune.com/protectivair/

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04/08/2020 5:01 PM

Interesting, but.......Is the five year life, the life of the device, or how long it would take the average person to pay for it?

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If proven effective, could it ever be practical for anyone but the richest?

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04/08/2020 6:26 PM

Don't worry the Chinese will have a $20 knockoff within a week...

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04/08/2020 10:17 PM

Not for average people . . .

"The device is meant to be used by healthcare staff and others with occupational exposure to airborne pathogens."

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04/08/2020 5:25 PM

This is the fifth place I've checked...

PLEASE tell me you have toilet paper in stock!?

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04/08/2020 8:19 PM

Yes, but we have a 'one pallet per customer' limit....but you can come back tomorrow for more....

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04/08/2020 9:53 PM

We're ready for the next pandemic...the Strategic Toilet Paper Reserve...

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04/08/2020 10:19 PM

Go big or go home!

In service to her royal Majesty the queen of toilet paper...

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04/08/2020 11:17 PM

I had to enlarge it significantly to read it, but I love the label: "Who gives a Crap".

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04/08/2020 5:44 PM

Interesting choice of air intake position.

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04/08/2020 8:22 PM

Included at no extra cost...

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04/08/2020 9:41 PM

Recycling is good...?

Maybe the UV-C takes care of those stinky molecules...

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04/11/2020 12:32 PM

Just what i was thinking too But wasnt going to comment till started reading some of other comments lil off topic but considering the Worldly issues lil humor aint gonna hurt anyone except for the guy in pics pride A lil So Hear Goz AnyWay Maybe it just recycling the Air From Well You Know Where???

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04/08/2020 11:25 PM

The five year limit could well be the lifetime of the plastic chamber. Most plastics don't hold up well when exposed to any kind of UV, and I expect that to be more so with UV-C. Teflon is definitely an exception, at least to Solar UV. I've had Teflon antenna insulators in the sun for nearly 50 years, with little or no visible degradation.

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04/09/2020 4:26 PM

I would think the exposure to uvc would have minimal effect due to the shorter wavelength...the shorter wavelength would not penetrate the plastic surface....though mainly I think it would be due to limited ozone generation...

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04/11/2020 12:03 AM

I'm not sure. Most plastics are pretty good insulators, which commonly means they are transparent to EM waves, but whether that transparency continues up into those frequencies (or down into those short wavelengths), I don't know.

The articles I read on 222nm UV specifically said the waves were rapidly absorbed by organic materials like the outer layers of skin and the tear layer of the eyes. I didn't see anything about absorption in other materials, nor did I see anything about reflection. I do know that telescopes use different reflective coatings for different wavelengths, so it may not be trivial to find a good reflector for these wavelengths.

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04/11/2020 12:21 AM

Polished aluminum is a good reflector of uv light...

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04/09/2020 9:42 AM

I'm skeptical that the "contact" time is sufficient to kill or disable the pathogens. Given the small size, air velocity seems like it might be too fast through the chamber for any real efficacy. Is there any testing data that goes with it. Great idea but I'd like to see more data.

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04/11/2020 11:17 AM

Cool. Considering the place it is mounted, the term recycling comes to mind. Hope it works on E-coli.

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