Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 14:59:00 EST
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From: ACTSNYC**At_Symbol_Here**CS.COM
Subject: Re: Low Cost Respirator
Comments: To: cei**At_Symbol_Here**FASTMAIL.FM
No one has need of any respirator that does not meet NIOSH certification and 
that insures they are not going to be "cheap."  The program, medical 
certification, professional fit testing ain't cheap either.  

As soon as I hear the word "odor" in this context, I know there is a problem. 
 Hang odor, how efficient is the cartridge at various concentrations?

Along the same vein, those ozone-adding Ionic Breeze air purifiers now come 
with an ozone filter to remove both pollution ozone and the ozone produced by 
the purifier.  It's interesting they are now charging more to fix a problem 
they used to say they didn't have.

Ah, what a world.


In a message dated 3/3/2006 2:03:02 PM Eastern Standard Time, cei**At_Symbol_Here**FASTMAIL.FM 
> Would anyone know of a need for a very low cost disposable
> chemical/viral/odor eliminating respirator?
> Our work for a client in a niche arena has resulted in the manufacturing
> capability for a comfortable, universal fit, disposable product that has
> superior performance to a dual cartridge respirator at a fraction of the
> cost.  Costs, in fact, are less than for a single replacement cartridge.
> Our client is not interested in commercializing the mask so it will not
> likely enter the general marketplace unless we decide ourselves to take
> advantage of the patents.
> I have followed this group for a number of years and have come to trust
> the answers.  Does the world already have plenty of respirators?
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts,
> Harvey L. Claussen PE
> Claussen Engineering Inc
> 1631 NE Broadway #157
> Portland OR 97232
> 503-230-9662
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