Disposable vs. Cloth Face Masks!

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
I just try both today! The disposable is easier to breath through but after 30 minutes, you can smell an odor. Not sure it is from the mask or from my breath. The cloth mask that I have is thinner since only has one layer and not 3 layer in the disposable mask. I threw the disposable mask away and used the cloth mask after the disposable mask generated an odor. I hate to breath into something that has an odor embedded in the mask!
 

travlerajm

G.O.A.T.
I just try both today! The disposable is easier to breath through but after 30 minutes, you can smell an odor. Not sure it is from the mask or from my breath. The cloth mask that I have is thinner since only has one layer and not 3 layer in the disposable mask. I threw the disposable mask away and used the cloth mask after the disposable mask generated an odor. I hate to breath into something that has an odor embedded in the mask!
I have some cheap disposables that probably are not 3 layer. Never noticed an odor.
 

Soul

Semi-Pro
I have 3 types of masks, a professional hospital mask, a general mask, and a cloth one my aunt and her knitting friends made. I wear my aunts mask when at the store.
 

SteveI

Legend
I just try both today! The disposable is easier to breath through but after 30 minutes, you can smell an odor. Not sure it is from the mask or from my breath. The cloth mask that I have is thinner since only has one layer and not 3 layer in the disposable mask. I threw the disposable mask away and used the cloth mask after the disposable mask generated an odor. I hate to breath into something that has an odor embedded in the mask!

Are we playing tennis in these or just everyday use? Really hard to play in any mask. Ok for walking....
 

RogueFLIP

Professional
I just try both today! The disposable is easier to breath through but after 30 minutes, you can smell an odor. Not sure it is from the mask or from my breath. The cloth mask that I have is thinner since only has one layer and not 3 layer in the disposable mask. I threw the disposable mask away and used the cloth mask after the disposable mask generated an odor. I hate to breath into something that has an odor embedded in the mask!
Well, do the masks smell before you put them on?

Bc if they don't, well then your oral hygiene might need some adjusting......just sayin'.:sick:
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Well, do the masks smell before you put them on?

Bc if they don't, well then your oral hygiene might need some adjusting......just sayin'.:sick:
Ugh, no! Brush my teeth and did mouthwash before going shopping! Did not eat or drink anything either!
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
Are brands like Nike and adidas making masks with their logos yet? Perhaps an RF bandana and mask set?
 

onehandbh

Legend
I use some cloth masks. 3 layers. Middle layer has a nonwoven fabric. Rotate them. (wash and clean)

I also have some N95 masks.
 

onehandbh

Legend
If you notice a sudden change in body odor or breath odor, you might want to visit a doctor to get a checkup.

There was a study about how dogs a detect certain types cancers in humans.
 
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Fairhit

Semi-Pro
If you notice a sudden change in body odor or breath odor, you might want to visit a doctor to get a checkup.

There was a study about how dogs a detect certain types cancers in humans.
The saliva tends to have an odd odor when it dries, there's plenty of bacteria there.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Try another brand of disposable face mask yesterday and work just like my cloth face mask. I guess, it the manufacturer and not me. Be wary of these cheap disposables that are “really cheaply price”. See if can get minimum amount like 5-10 before ordering a large quantity.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
I just try both today! The disposable is easier to breath through but after 30 minutes, you can smell an odor. Not sure it is from the mask or from my breath. The cloth mask that I have is thinner since only has one layer and not 3 layer in the disposable mask. I threw the disposable mask away and used the cloth mask after the disposable mask generated an odor. I hate to breath into something that has an odor embedded in the mask!
its from your breath. it gets contaminated within 15 minutes of wearing and you have to throw it away. you can keep wearing it but it will be useless and Dirty with millions of bacteria. you can buy a N95 mask from online and sterilize it daily using UV rays from Suntan bed. You can go to one of those California Tan places to sterilize it. Trust me it works.
 
its from your breath. it gets contaminated within 15 minutes of wearing and you have to throw it away. you can keep wearing it but it will be useless and Dirty with millions of bacteria. you can buy a N95 mask from online and sterilize it daily using UV rays from Suntan bed. You can go to one of those California Tan places to sterilize it. Trust me it works.
You throw away a disposable mask within 15 minutes of wearing ? if we do that my company will file bankruptcy within 6 months.
 

Fairhit

Semi-Pro
its from your breath. it gets contaminated within 15 minutes of wearing and you have to throw it away. you can keep wearing it but it will be useless and Dirty with millions of bacteria. you can buy a N95 mask from online and sterilize it daily using UV rays from Suntan bed. You can go to one of those California Tan places to sterilize it. Trust me it works.
The one that I wear is P95, same filter as the one on the N95 but it can be disinfected with alcohol or soap and water and be used again.
 

Arak

New User
Mine is PS95. It's a quite open 16x18 pattern, so it doesn't do a whole lot of filtering.
Masks are not for filtering, only for show. Your local government can show they’re doing something, and you show your fellow citizens that you care. For me, I choose my masks to be as comfortable to breath as possible. More like a 16x15 pattern.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
I only wear a face mask when it is required of me. Otherwise, if other people are wear a mask and it is not required, no mask for me! I always try to avoid people now! Strange world we are living now. Sort of sci-fi like!
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Masks are not for filtering, only for show. Your local government can show they’re doing something, and you show your fellow citizens that you care. For me, I choose my masks to be as comfortable to breath as possible. More like a 16x15 pattern.
Nice spin on this topic
 

jeep2008

New User
Cloth masks are there to protect others from you,if you happen to sneeze or cough.The will do absolutely nothing to help you not inhale someone elses infected breath or sneeze.
 

Chadwix

Hall of Fame
I only wear a face mask when it is required of me. Otherwise, if other people are wear a mask and it is not required, no mask for me! I always try to avoid people now! Strange world we are living now. Sort of sci-fi like!
Is there a line for potatoes in your country? :p

Bill Gates may have been on to something, if people cant follow simple instructions during a pandemic, maybe we dont need them. Let darwin do his things, with exception of what ny gov cumo did to the elderly.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Let darwin do his things, with exception of what ny gov cumo did to the elderly.
Cuomo utterly failed to protect the nursing homes.
Steve Forbes says Florida and Desantis are the model to follow. Everyone said Florida would be the next NY. But it never happened.

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Dartagnan64

Legend
Cuomo utterly failed to protect the nursing homes.
Steve Forbes says Florida and Desantis are the model to follow. Everyone said Florida would be the next NY. But it never happened.

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Well Florida does have the advantage of sunshine and high humidity, both pretty lethal to the virus. So it may have less to do with policy and more to do with biology.
 

Chadwix

Hall of Fame
Cuomo utterly failed to protect the nursing homes.
Steve Forbes says Florida and Desantis are the model to follow. Everyone said Florida would be the next NY. But it never happened.

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I live here and listen to him when he comes on at 5. He straightens out the misinformation coming from the dumb media. NY seems very dependant on what the gov says, we are more free thinking here.

We only have problems in certain area's. Remember that 3000 person block party the police had to break up (it was actually a riot, people were robbing stores with guns)? Thats one of the worst places in the state for the virus. If they dont listen, let them face consequences.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Florida seems to have been fudging numbers related to deaths, and an employee who questioned it was fired. Second reason is the hot and humid weather which is believed to dampen the virus. And third, the old people in the state are already heavily in well-designated retirement communities and it is easier to track and help them. De Santis is a demagogue who issued stay at home recommendations when forced to, and most people actually happily complied. He also ordered special testing of the people in retirement communities after being prompted. These people are crooks of the highest order. They pretend to support the "freedom" idiots (the first ones to then wait for a handout check) while implementing what experts say, and then turn it around and blame the experts.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
Well Florida does have the advantage of sunshine and high humidity, both pretty lethal to the virus. So it may have less to do with policy and more to do with biology.
NY Governor was completely unaware of his own state's policy of sending infectious covid patients from overflow hospitals back to nursing homes.
How in the world is the NY Governor ignorant of his own nursing home policy; nursing homes are at the very epicenter of the outbreak.
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There will now be a Federal investigation as to why these recovering infectious patients were returned to nursing homes and not diverted to temporary Federal makeshift hospitals that went 90% unused.

On March 25, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an advisory for hospitals to discharge elderly patients with COVID-19 back to nursing homes. The advisory was built to combat alleged discrimination of those diagnosed with coronavirus.​
At a briefing on Monday, when Cuomo was asked about admitting coronavirus patients to nursing homes he claimed he was unaware of New York’s rule.
“It’s a good question. I don’t know,” Cuomo said.
 
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Tennis sprew

Hall of Fame
NY Governor was completely unaware of his own state's policy of sending infectious covid patients from overflow hospitals back to nursing homes.
How in the world is a Governor ignorant of a critical nursing home covid policy; nursing homes are at the very epicenter of the outbreak.
:unsure:
There will now be a Federal investigation as to why these recovering infectious patients were returned to nursing homes and not diverted to temporary Federal makeshift hospitals that went 90% unused.

On March 25, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an advisory for hospitals to discharge elderly patients with COVID-19 back to nursing homes. The advisory was built to combat alleged discrimination of those diagnosed with coronavirus.​
At a briefing on Monday, when Cuomo was asked about admitting coronavirus patients to nursing homes he claimed he was unaware of New York’s rule.
“It’s a good question. I don’t know,” Cuomo said.
Not to mention he has TDS and says it’s President Trump’s fault doesn’t him ordering recovering patients to be sent to nursing homes.
 

SteveI

Legend
No. I’m not playing tennis in a mask. Arrest me lol.
LOL... I would play with one either... all that C02 in the mask.. and I bet you pass out. I was not suggesting one wear a mask.. just looking for clarification from OP.

I wear one when needed all the time. We are way out in the sticks... if I see someone on a hiking trail we always move way out of the way. If I lived in a dense population .. or dense population (ie. stupid) area.. I would wear one when I walked. I go into a store.. mask up. Had a medical check-up... mask on and temp check at the door and all customers.. put in separate exam rooms.. no central waiting areas. I was never in and out of that office so fast.. :) .

BTW.. no bad smell in mask.. of course I am nuts about oral hygiene to the point of OCD.. so I am guessing if you don't floss or rinse.. you could get some blow back into a really good and tight mask. My daughters are both essential workers and wear them for 8 hours a day and they are breaking out on their faces. They have to be really careful about always having a clean mask and really deep cleaning entire face more than usual. They are young ladies and are nuts about what their skin looks like... so they work hard to work with the mask and have had to get used to all that comes with it. They can take breaks and change masks also when needed. I have been practicing using them..as the 1st few times... it caused me some extra stress.. you need to learn how to take in breaths in a different manner in my limited experience.

If I had to play tennis in a mask... sorry no tennis. I also teach tennis... not sure how that might work... but for now.. a Moot point as my summer tennis camp is in phase 4 in WNY... and we will not get there... for months. By then.. summer will be over. My camp is also supported by NYS, County and Town taxes... these will be the 1st things to be cut from the budget.

Be safe... protect yourself and others. Mask On When Required!! You do not the right to get me sick!!
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Florida seems to have been fudging numbers related to deaths, and an employee who questioned it was fired. Second reason is the hot and humid weather which is believed to dampen the virus. And third, the old people in the state are already heavily in well-designated retirement communities and it is easier to track and help them. De Santis is a demagogue who issued stay at home recommendations when forced to, and most people actually happily complied. He also ordered special testing of the people in retirement communities after being prompted. These people are crooks of the highest order. They pretend to support the "freedom" idiots (the first ones to then wait for a handout check) while implementing what experts say, and then turn it around and blame the experts.
I recall that you had started a thread that said that this would happen (hot and humid weather).
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
No. I’m not playing tennis in a mask. Arrest me lol.
Our public courts at schools are locked. Our public courts controlled by the recreation department are open. Unfortunately there are far more at the schools. The one we played at on Friday had a sign outside the courts on social distancing so it appears that the city we played in is saying it's okay to play. This city also has a $1,000 fine if you don't wear a mask where you can't social distance. So if you go to a store or government building, you have to wear a mask.

The state strongly recommends a mask but doesn't have a policy in place that requires it.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I wear balaclavas in stores and other places. I do have some N95s in a box in the basement but I never opened the box. We have a box of surgical masks somewhere too. The balaclavas are very flexible. You can wear just the top, just the bottom, the whole thing or leave it around your neck so that you can pull it up when you need to. It's just a little on the warm side and you have the Ninja/Terrorist/Bank Robber look.

I have worn it with the all black look. Add a ski mask you you body is 100% covered.
 

SteveI

Legend
I only wear a face mask when it is required of me. Otherwise, if other people are wear a mask and it is not required, no mask for me! I always try to avoid people now! Strange world we are living now. Sort of sci-fi like!
I carry three in the car. Only wear one when I need to. I hike and bike solo. Have to hit the store.. mask... pump some gas... mask and wipe down pump. Doctors office.. RX.. mask. They are to protect others. See someone on the trail not giving me space... no problem.. I make the space. Not rocket science.

Hitting singles... following USTA guidelines... No doubles

 
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