The Breath of Life Mask
This little gadget could save your life
It’s a tough world out there, and you owe it to yourself to be as prepared as possible and to act when disaster strikes.
Turmoil comes in many forms, but two of the most common are fire and smoke. Toxic fumes of all types and situations accompanied by dust or other airborne particulates are also relatively common. What can you do if confronted with such a scenario?
While it is sound advice, getting down on the floor and crawling out under the smoke from a fire could take more time than you have to escape, and that’s before you consider the possibility of being trampled by others who’re on their feet in a panicked rush to get out.
Wetting a cloth to cover your nose and mouth is good—if you have a cloth and water—but you still need eye protection so you can see where you’re going.
Toxic fumes, dust and other particulates or microorganisms present another set of problems than those faced with smoke alone.
Until now, the only way to defeat these issues was to go the full prepper route and buy military surplus gas masks equipped with filters. Fortunately, a simpler and more easily obtainable product has been developed that can calm these concerns.
The Breath of Life Mask from Technon, LLC—A pocket-sized, 1 ¼-ounce escape device that protects your eyes, nose, mouth and ears while allowing you to breathe filtered air—is the answer. It can literally save your life by buying you time to escape smoke, dust, debris and even some of the chemical and biological dangers that you might encounter today.
The mask will filter particles sized down to .3 microns at a high efficiency rate. It has been tested and proven to be effective for general filtration for 15 to 20 minutes and against specific microorganisms for 10 minutes.
The hood material is a transparent, five-layered laminate resistant to penetration of particles, acids, alkalis, gases and microorganisms (ASTM D-3985 50.0 cc/m/24hours). It has a four-layered, active charcoal filter capable of absorbing limited quantities of the following gases: cyclohexane, hydrogen cyanide, phosgene and chlorine.
The hood is transparent, and has a one-size-fits-all design. It can be used with glasses, long hair and beards. The clear hood allows visibility and communications so that you can see your surroundings, talk with others or use your cellphone or a radio.
It easily fits in virtually any purse or coat pocket for carry, and of course, could be stowed just about anywhere to keep the unit close at hand in your office, home or vehicle.
It is simple to use: Just tear open the vacuum-sealed foil pack, remove the mask, slip it over your head with the filter forward, and secure a tight seal with the bottom of the mask around your neck using the supplied elastic. Yes, it really is that simple.
It also offers good visibility, and you don’t feel smothered or constricted in any way while wearing the mask. The Breath of Life package measures about 5x6 inches, is less than ½-inch thick and, as previously mentioned, weighs an honest 1 ¼ ounces on my digital scale.
In addition to the photo sample, I purchased several packs for personal use as fast as I could write a check. My wife flies often, and she’s carried her Breath of Life Mask unit in her purse on three trips now. The only reaction from TSA officers has been amazement at how small and light it is; some have even asked her where they can get one for themselves.
As a product that fills a need, the Breath of Life Mask really is a no-brainer for just about anyone, and especially for those who travel, work in and around industrial/chemical facilities, or spend their days in large multi-story buildings. Remember: it’s a tough world out there; equip yourself for disaster with the Breath of Life Mask. It could save your life.