Hey, I collect italian militaria from WW2 and I own a T35 gas mask which I wore unaware of the danger of hypothetical asbestos in its filter. In three years I probably wore it 10 times I suppose, maybe a little more (just to mess with some friends or to shoot pictures) each time not more than 5 or 10 minutes. Does it actually contain asbestos? If yes, should I see a doctor?
It doesn't contain asbestos, the particulate layer is made of resin impregnated wool and viscose rayon. It's not safe to breath through one for much, since most chemicals are decomposed at this time, but having done so won't affect you on the long term
Hey this might sound strange but while I was going into the add a picture section, one of the pages was about the XM30 mask and one look made me suspicious and well the person who made that page (not pointing fingers) apparently just coppied and pasted information directly from a PDF document about the history of US gas masks and well I had to rewite and find out a ton of history on the mask and stuff like that on that page. But, when I was finnished, my curiosity got the best of me and I decided to check out the XM29 page and it was just the same jarble from the same doccument. SO please could you look into this thanks. Attached is the link to the PDF file and some screenshots taken from the page and PDF file. if you want to look at this its page 51 in the PDF file.
Yes, the guy is a bit of problematic member, it's not the first time he copies and pastes entire articles from other sites. I thought he'd develop the article a bit after that, but he didn't, he made a lot of really short articles without adding much info, not ban-worthy but quite annoying nontheless. He doesn't edit anymore as of now. Thanks for editing the xm30 page a bit, I'm clueless about murican XM masks, really not my field.
the only way to change that is to keep the diaphragm front-facing using a clamp or something, so that the rubber takes the shape you want. It will take several days, maybe more than a month, and you mustn't touch that piece in any case for that period of time.
Oooooooooor, you could just live with it, it's not much of an issue to be honest.
Well I just bought myself a GP5 but didnt know about asbestos at that time so I wore it around 2 hours with filter on. Idk should I go have a asbestos check or go and find safer filter. Im in Vietnam so there're no places that sell gp5 props or gas mask filters, can U help?
I have a post-war variant of the Civilian duty mask which is a bit different to the wartime examples. Should this post-war example have its own article or should it be added to the Civilian duty article? Thanks.
Hi, me again, I was doing some reserch because i wanted to add some info to the CM-3 article, and I got to the company's website and noticed something off. https://www.guzu.cz/cz/main.html#historie then get down to the 1955-1965 part, and there it is, a brown CM-3, I already know you're typing that that's a DM-1 and that im an idiot, but, first of all, the DM-1 had a fixed hose, the rubber was much lighter and it seems that the mask in the picture fully fits a grown man, despite the DM-1 boing intended for children.