Smoke/Fire escape hoods

From:         rah@netcom.com (Richard Hyde)
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Date:         21 Aug 94 15:35:10 
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Over the last year, I've noticed a proliferation of ads for "escape hoods"
in various safety related publications.  These hoods are composed of
a flame and heat resistant hood/visor and some sort of filter element.

The filter is said to remove 94% of smoke and enable regular breathing
in a smoke filled environment for 20 minutes.

Price is usually between $60 and $100 (US).  

Does anyone have any comments on the efficacy of such a device.  Off hand,
it looks like a useful item to have around the home, office, or when
traveling via airliner...

Regards,

Rick


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