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  • G'day.

    I have two gas masks, a GP-5 and a GP-7V. Both came with EO-18K(?) Filters. I've had them for a while and have used them rarely.

    Name of filter: EO-18K (I think)

    Any filter markings : Filter #1: ГП-5, IV-69-20, ФЧ

    Filter #2: ГП-5, 26-554-3-84

    Any known information in relation to the filter: Both were sealed and in storage.

    Mask the filters came with: Filter #1 came with GP-5, Filter #2 came with GP-7V

    Retailer: A gentleman from Lithuania on eBay who has vanished.

    I've tested the filters. I've looked inside them and I cannot see any signs of damage. I have also experimented with the filters to see if they leak by shaking them over a white piece of paper - nothing has come out. I have also concluded that if these filters contained asbestos, they would've been stopped at the border as asbestos is illegal to import or use in Australia.

    http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/809518619eb5d70398e4f79eb52d1302.jpg These are the filters.

    Thanks

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    • Rastis wrote:
      G'day.

      I have two gas masks, a GP-5 and a GP-7V. Both came with EO-18K(?) Filters. I've had them for a while and have used them rarely.

      Name of filter: EO-18K (I think)

      Any filter markings : Filter #1: ГП-5, IV-69-20, ФЧ

      Filter #2: ГП-5, 26-554-3-84

      Any known information in relation to the filter: Both were sealed and in storage.

      Mask the filters came with: Filter #1 came with GP-5, Filter #2 came with GP-7V

      Retailer: A gentleman from Lithuania on eBay who has vanished.

      I've tested the filters. I've looked inside them and I cannot see any signs of damage. I have also experimented with the filters to see if they leak by shaking them over a white piece of paper - nothing has come out. I have also concluded that if these filters contained asbestos, they would've been stopped at the border as asbestos is illegal to import or use in Australia.

      http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/809518619eb5d70398e4f79eb52d1302.jpg These are the filters.

      Thanks


      Those are both standard issue GP-5 filters, as denoted by the ГП-5 printed on the side.

      Unfortunately, your conclusion about the possibility of the contents containing asbestos may be wrong. Customs may not be aware of the actual contents of the filters, it's not obvious from the outside of what their contents are.

      We are currently debating the contents of these filters, as to whether they contain asbestos or just activated Carbon.

      Because of the nature of the filter, we can't give a definate Safe or Not, on these filters. We can only advise that the filters should not be used and instead, a safer alternative should be opted for, such as the GP-7's filters or a Modern 40mm thread filter.

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    • I am not sure if this has been on here already so sorr if it is i have an M10m Czech mask and i was wearing it and my friend who owns a newer version of that mask asked if i had thrown away the filters because they contain asbestos and i have looked but not found if that is true and i bought it after the Ebay ban of sales of resporators that contain asbestos all markings on the filter are as follows as if the filter were in the left side of the mask 

      top flat part of filter L   LF   10

      front flat part 016  02  83

      bottom curved part of filter  19   vsk   3 with a circle around it

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    • They contain filters and carbon Lu's extra filtering agents 

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    • Bought a GP-5 mask 3 months ago when i visited Ukraine. Used it for a few minutes and the next day I was coughing non-stop for a few days.I think my filters were made in 1971(assumed, as there were cyrillic alphabets and the numbers stamped on sides were 39-71. I'm gonna ask a sensitive issue question here: Do my filters contain asbestos?. Switched filters now and using Kimera Safety ABEKP3 filters made in 2017 and a GP-7 filter made in 1992 I think (is the GP 7 filter safe?).

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    • The GP-5's filter are known to contain asbestos. 

      I believe the GP-7's filters however, are safer to use

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    • this might be a late question but i have a EO-14 canister gasmask filter from 1960 would it be safe to use?

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    • I wouldn’t risk it

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