Protection on Board from Contaminated Cabin Air
Cabin crew: we highly recommend that you invest in a fullface respirator with cartridges, which would give you the 100% protection needed in the case of fume events. (cockpit crew have their O2 fullface masks).
Please check out specialised companies such as i.e. 3M, Dräger,Honeywell etc.
Personally we would carry a foldable one on our body (pocket) for the emergency case to pop it on while fetching the fullface respirator out of your flight bag.
Protection on board from contaminated cabin air.
There are many kinds of masks to protect from air pollution available on the market and companies that specialize; often these companies produce a variety of masks for the workplace environment, which are rarely available in sizes that fit children.
‘Soft’ masks for your hand luggage purse or pocket.
If you are looking for a small, foldable mask with good protection you should always check out the technology they use. It should also indicate for which particulates, VOC’s, type of fumes, smoke, gas etc. the specific mask is good for, and that it has a carbon filter within.
So, looking far and wide also for kids’ sizes, we came across the following company, which provides 5 different sizes, the smallest one to fit a baby weighing 6 -10kg (indicating roughly from about 2 months old). They also provide their technology and their ‘Official Testing Results’ (same page bottom right).
Cambridge Mask Co™ was founded by Christopher Dobbing, a graduate of Cambridge University. After finishing his degree, Christopher moved to China in 2012, where he worked as an education consultant and studied Mandarin. Sadly, many of the talented young people he was working with had developed serious respiratory illnesses. While in Beijing interviewing students for summer programme applications, he would ask “What do you think is the greatest challenge for China in the next decade?” the near universal answer was “air pollution”. Having grown up breathing the pure air of rural England, Christopher found it shocking that many of the children found it ‘normal’ to have a cough and carry an inhaler with them. He believes that no child should have to think like that. (©text: source)
Information from their website (©):
TIPS FLYING WITH PROTECTIVE MASKS / FLIEGEN MIT SCHUTZMASKE
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