Breath of Life Emergency Escape Mask

Product Description
Manufacturer : Technon
$39.95 $44.95

The Breath of Life provides the wearer 15-20 minutes to escape from an attack scene or a burning building with the ability to breathe without inhaling smoke or fumes. Available for personal and commercial use in the U.S. for the first time, the Breath of Life™ mask—pocket-sized and priced at less than $40 USD—weighs less than one and a half ounces and can be carried in a briefcase or pocketbook.

The Breath of Life Emergency Escape Mask:

  • empowers escape from danger to safety when threatened by smoke, dust, terrorist attack or natural disaster (wildfires, tornados and earthquakes)
  • provides real protection from hazardous airborne particulate matter, including smoke, dust, biological toxins and chemical agents
  • is lightweight, highly portable and easily accessible in case of emergency
  • fits easily over the head, including beards or glasses, and closes tightly around the neck, protecting the head, face and eyes. One size fits all.
  • can save lives in case of an emergency by providing the vital time needed to escape.

The Technon Breath of Life Mask embodies The Science of Survival. Vacuum-packed and portable, the Breath of Life Emergency Escape Mask fits into a pocket or purse, for easy accessibility in an emergency.

The Breath of Life mask protects eyes, nose, ears, mouth and face by preventing the penetration of unfiltered air—inhaled air enters only via the mask filters. Breathing is easy via the mask’s filters and a precision one-way exhalation valve.

The Breath of Life hood is effective against: particles, acids, alkalis, gases, microorganisms and mustard gas. The Breath of Life filter is effective against: smoke and aerosols containing suspected harmful microorganisms including Escherichia coli, Salmonella enteritidis, Serratia marcescens, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Staphylococcus cohnii, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Enterococcus hirae, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus clausii, Bacillus stearothermophilus. The effectiveness of the filter against microorganisms has been tested by the Department of Biology at the University of Ferrara in Italy. Twelve different microorganisms were tested showing effective results of filtering properties between 94.5% and 100%.

The hood of the Breath of Life™ mask is made from transparent 5-layered laminate and is resistant to penetration of particles, acids, alkalis, gases & microorganisms.

The filter is composed of four different layers:

First and Fourth Layers - Made from viscose strengthened by polyester fibers 150 gr/sq. m. Contains 0.3% Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) as an antiseptic that neutralizes bacteria that may enter through the filter. The first layer acts as a pre-filter against large particles.

Second Layer - A second layer filters particles of 0.3 microns or more, tested for air permeability by the Frazier Air Permeability Method, - 55cfm/sf at 0.5" water Gauge.

Third Layer - A third layer is made of Polyester non-woven material, thickness: 1.2 mm, containing active charcoal in a concentration of 114 gr. out of a total of 200 gr. Sq/m. - 57% intended to reject air pollution and gas flow, both in dynamic or static conditions. Active charcoal is described as follows in professional literature:

"activated charcoal are used as purifying and decolorizing agents, for the removal of residual gases in low pressure apparatus, and in respirators as a protection against toxic gases."

Tests were conducted on this layer conforming to Standard SAE J 726 / ISO 12103/A Coarse Grade Test Dust, with the following results: With airflow of 10 cub. ft. per minute for 15 minutes containing 16.0 gr. of dust, out of which 14.6 gr. (91.25%) were absorbed by the charcoal layer.

Note: Characteristics not mentioned as tested and proven, should not be attributed to the filter.

Instructions for Use

The Breath of Life Emergency Escape Mask is easy to use. If an emergency occurs:

  1. Tear open the packaging by pulling on the red tab at the top of the packaging.
    Remove the mask and rubber bands from the packaging and place the rubber bands on your wrist. Make sure that the neck area is clear of hair, clothing and jewelry.
  2. Unfold the mask and place it over your head with the filter facing forward, so that the filter is in front of your mouth.
  3. Place both rubber bands over the mask and secure them around your neck to create a seal. Make sure that the seal between your neck and the mask is tight and that there is no hair, clothing or jewelry between the mask and your neck.
  4. Escape to safety. Breathe normally, stay calm and immediately evacuate the danger area to safety. Please remember that the Breath of Life™ is a one-time-use product. As such it must be used immediately upon opening, or discarded. In any emergency, please follow the instructions given to you by authorized emergency management personnel.

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