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Air pollution masks
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I'm so tired of buses and other diesel vehicles driving past, leaving a trail of lead and other nasty-smelling things. Has anyone tried any air pollution masks? Can anyone recommend/disrecommend any?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Len Krietz on Saturday.

URGENT: Public School Bike Education Legislation (for 9 April)
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The following notice is posted on the Chicago Family Biking Facebook site:CALL TO ACTION: The Bike Walk Education in Schools Act (HB4799) is expected to be heard in committee in Springfield next week…Continue

Tags: action, activism, legislation, illinoi, bikes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Apr 9.

Lake CX201 Cycling Shoes
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Black, red, and white custom cycling shoes. Two velcro straps over eyelets. Black and white leather; red mesh.Size 44.0/Mens 10.In great shape with some wear.No clip mechanism on bottom.The plastic…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Morning Sep 9, 2017.

 

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Len Krietz replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"N95 is the mask rating- most industrial particulate masks are rate to N95 standards. You can get N95 masks with and without the valve (yours is as shown the model 8211). Valve does make a lot of difference (I used these dust masks for years when…"
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"The negative/positive with the N95 mask is that it limits rapid air intake but the  valve on the mask allows you to exhale quickly."
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"N95 Respirators An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. The ‘N95’ designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the…"
Nov 9
Mike Schwab replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"No lead in decades, leading to a massive drop in crime rates.  Prisons are beginning to empty.  https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/02/an-updated-lead-crime-roundup-for-2018/ ;"
Nov 8
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Here is another invention for very polluted air."
Nov 7
Morning replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. Is the relative size of NO2 comparable to the size of oxygen (and all of the other gases in breatheable air)? Cuz then one would have to use saran-wrap to keep it out: it and everything else with it."
Nov 6
Dave Jacque replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"I wonder how much good those masks actually do for anything other than the very largest particulates. The really fine stuff, on the micron scale, is what causes long-term damage because you can't cough it up. And a filter mask can't screen…"
Nov 6
Morning replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"I was really inspired, so I just put this together. Feel free to print and distribute! Let me know if you need a different format and/or putting it on here doesn't work."
Nov 5
Morning replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"That would definitely help keep out the larger pollutants, like water bottles and tomatoes."
Nov 5
Morning replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"What's a buff?"
Nov 5
Morning replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"I'd be interested in hearing the pros and cons of the varieties you try!"
Nov 5
Morning replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Thanks for this link. I think I will do the same!"
Nov 5
Brian S replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Buffs are just awesome. Everyone should use one.  I knit mine, and they are pretty easy to make too if you want to get your craft on. I remember some people were giving them away years ago at Bike Winter events -- we still use one we got from…"
Nov 5
Brian S replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Before buying anything, I'd google a bunch and get some ideas if you have any alternatives, or what the real risk is.  I think we are most worried about the buses because you can see them, but most pollution is really really small, and so…"
Nov 5
Brian S replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"Before buying anything, I'd google a bunch and get some ideas if you have any alternatives, or what the real risk is.  I think we are most worried about the buses because you can see them, but most pollution is really really small, and so…"
Nov 5
Paul Lazzaro replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"I have never used them.  But your question prompted me to buy some and give it a try.  In addition to protecting my lungs, I think it might send a good message to drivers."
Nov 5

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Road
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
bike community
My first bike:
An old, heavy, blue Free Spirit

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