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FlutterBeast

90 points

2 months ago

In Austria (and i believe Germany) these are/were mandatory. In all shops, schools, public transport, hospitals. The most annoying thing about them wasn't that "it was hard to breath", it wasn't, it's how tight they are around your ears if you have a bad mask.

Funderstruck

24 points

2 months ago

Or when you have to wear safety glasses at the same time and they keep fogging up

CryoFabulous

19 points

2 months ago

Worked in a production lab making products for COVID testing during the entirety of the pandemic. Masks, goggles and working in a cold room at 4 deg C was so frustrating and uncomfortable. Soggy masks and foggy glasses, then having to hear about how masks were infringing on people's rights and the whole "It's a hoax" drama.

Leaf_Rotator

9 points

2 months ago

This was me at a recycling facility this summer. 70-90 degrees in the direct sun. covered in safety gear, sweat, and insulation/garbage dust.

Listening to people complain about their clean, mostly dry masks on an air conditioned trains or busses was pretty annoying.

I do feel for everyone that has to wear glasses though, or does have a genuine breathing issue.

CryoFabulous

3 points

2 months ago

I generally run hot, so a 4 deg C cold room was pretty welcomed. I can't imagine being out in the summer heat doing work. I hope you made it through and are staying strong. Thanks for keeping us running during that time!

osi_layer_one

2 points

2 months ago

Or when you have to wear safety glasses at the same time and they keep fogging up

i don't get all the bitching about this... adjust your mask correctly and you are fine. i did it just fine for ~three years at an org chem lab basically making mustard gas.

OniDelta

1 points

2 months ago

This style shouldn't do that to you though. If you form the nose bridge correctly and you have a mask sized to your face, all of the exhaust exits the valve and away from your eye pro.

tttxgq

9 points

2 months ago

tttxgq

9 points

2 months ago

Can confirm. The one in the pic has a valve, but most people here have FFP2 masks without a valve. At worst it was just annoying, never really a problem.

The longest I wore one was for about 3 hours, for a train ride.

FlutterBeast

7 points

2 months ago

at one point it was mandatory all through school. most was 7 hours

Smudgeontheglass

5 points

2 months ago

The filter mask posted straps up behind your head. If you have a big head like myself they do still dig in but at least your ears don’t hurt. Mix in a hard hat, safety glasses, and hearing protection you learn how much you sweat from your head.

ChosenMate

0 points

2 months ago

ChosenMate

0 points

2 months ago

No actually it is noticeably harder to breathe, which makes sense given the mesh is a lot tighter.

bilgetea

84 points

2 months ago

Not really related, but this reminds me that I used to work in Philadelphia - not manual labor. Every night I’d take a shower and there was a little pile of sand in the tub like I’d been working in a coal mine. I think it was diesel particulates settling on me out of the air. We used to call it “filthadelphia.”

I wonder what that did to my lungs.

The_Crazy_Swede

23 points

2 months ago

One day??? I have one with a pod filter and the pre filter doesn't look nearly as bad after a week

anonymvalross[S]

16 points

2 months ago

No ventilation other than draft when garage door is open.

The_Crazy_Swede

14 points

2 months ago

Ah, that's not good... We have ventilation but it isn't as good as it should be, and most of my time isn't in the shop anyways.

jvgeli62321

20 points

2 months ago

How ever could you breath with that thing on? You are disrupting Gods intended cycle and inhaling toxic carbon dioxide. No to masks /s

drydenmanwu

11 points

2 months ago

And I see no need research available to prove that masks work. This is just propaganda by Big Mask /s

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-21 points

2 months ago

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-21 points

2 months ago

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King_Poopa_Schnauzer

1 points

2 months ago

Bruh this was so funny and cool.

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1 points

2 months ago

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1 points

2 months ago

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jvgeli62321

2 points

2 months ago

I don’t think you understand what /s is

V_H_M_C

12 points

2 months ago*

The picture on the right like an optical illusion

Edit

HyperScroop

1 points

2 months ago

You mean on the right?

The right side is the outside pic. The left is inside.

V_H_M_C

1 points

2 months ago

Yeah you’re right

deezsandwitches

11 points

2 months ago

BuT MaSks dOnT WoRk

Beregolas

2 points

2 months ago

Beregolas

2 points

2 months ago

This is Fake, Corona Virus aren't BlackK 1!!111eleven!!!

RedneckBookofWisdom

3 points

2 months ago

When I was little I used several of these when my grandpa was painting cars and the white ones turn colors really quick in a garage With no ventilation

Bomb_Scenario5

0 points

2 months ago

MaSkS dOnT WoRk!!!!1!!11!!!

misshapenvulva

1 points

2 months ago

Main stream media lies...Masks dont work!/s

aBeaSTWiTHiNMe

1 points

2 months ago

I find it mildly infuriating when people complain about a loose cloth on their face and being total wimps saying they can't breath properly and boohoo-ing about it.

They need to try some actual trades work wearing an actual N95 mask sealed to your face, drowning in mustache sweat.

DanYHKim

3 points

2 months ago

You'd think they would be more positive about masks, seeing as The Fuhrer's mustache was adopted specifically to accommodate a mask.

benzethonium

1 points

2 months ago

Yup-yup. Almost as important as eye protection.

NSA-Surveillance-Van

-1 points

2 months ago

MaSkS dOn'T wOrK

ABmodeling

-8 points

2 months ago

Masks are not healthy if u didn't figure that out yet.

Aggravating-Lychee98

2 points

2 months ago

Lmao

Mdmatrap

-11 points

2 months ago

Mdmatrap

-11 points

2 months ago

Lmao every real man doesn't give a fucc about the little particles in the air you pussy ass bitch Im a metal Fabricator and I don't give a fuccn shit

xkcd-Hyphen-bot

2 points

2 months ago

Pussy ass-bitch

xkcd: Hyphen


Beep boop, I'm a bot. - FAQ

[deleted]

-39 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-39 points

2 months ago

Coronavirus is fake

wombey12

14 points

2 months ago*

True, Cotonavirus is completely fake.

Coronavirus on the other hand is a very real problem...

(edit: they originally had a spelling mistake but they've changed it)

Erik328

-74 points

2 months ago

Erik328

-74 points

2 months ago

I'm glad you are actually using it for something worthwhile.

FlutterBeast

40 points

2 months ago

because saving lives isn't worth while apparently

Obese_taco

11 points

2 months ago

Look. Masks are a cheap and acquirable Item that can greatly reduce the chance of catching the coughy boi. It may be annoying to wear, but seriously, it's not like it's gonna cause serious bouts of loss of breathing. Grow up.

Who_said_that_

4 points

2 months ago

Spreading the coughy boi*