got myself a 3M HF-802SD
+ the voice quality is so good!!
+ the suffocation button is a fun feature
+ just as comfy as my other 3M valved respirators
- "secure click" particulate filters look kinda silly without combination filters.
cdc says they help "to levels similar to or better than those provided by surgical masks, procedure masks, or cloth face coverings" https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2021-107/default.html
@AmyZenunim nope, but i've chosen not to care anymore. i've seen studies (can dig the link if you want) that show that exhalation valves pointing downwards are about as protective as cloth masks, and in the contexts i'd use these things, there's usually people not wearing any proper filtration at all
@dx yeah i used to use an exhalation valve filter but then i stopped because nobody else cares anyway
@dx personally i find it less comfy and less fashionable than the 3M 6200, so i still wear the latter everywhere, even meetings. in particular, the buckles on the top strap kinda scrape against my head when i do my usual pulling-the-strap-over-my-head motion which is annoying. maybe i should give it another chance though, might be nice for my coworkers to understand me better.
i live in the US so let me know if you need help getting the american filters. my secure click p100s are purple :3
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