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Judeisgood Tue 30-Aug-16 10:48:38

Hi! I'm new to prepping and have been thinking about what to do in a pandemic. Does anyone know are the FFP3 respirators sold on Amazon for diy purposes as effective as the medical grade ones? They are less expensive but I don't want to stock up if they wouldn't work!! Thanks!

cozietoesie Tue 30-Aug-16 14:52:02

I don't know, I'm afraid but I doubt it. There are just so many variables anyway - eg the nature of a pandemic and the disease vectors, the spread of disease before any measures were recommended, the 'fit' of PPE, other hygiene precautions and measures etc etc.

raeray Tue 30-Aug-16 14:59:18

FFP3 is the grade advised by our infection control policies in a hospital environment for airborne infections. So I would think any FFP3 would be suitable.

Judeisgood Tue 30-Aug-16 15:49:39

Thank you both for your replies!

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