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Vehicle: Airplane: Emergency
Handout N95 Masks Before Emergency Landing   (+6, -1)  [vote for, against]

During a crash landing there are 3 most likely outcomes

- Everyone dies

- Everyone survives the landing and everyone evacuates safely

- Everyone survives the landing but some die from smoke inhalation

To minimize fatalities in the 3rd case, I propose all passengers have N95 masks readily available. While this will not fully prevent issues from smoke inhalation, it will provide the following benefits

- Gives everyone few more seconds before they pass out (few seconds could be the difference between life and death)

- Gives everyone many seconds of non-panicked breathing. Preventing panic in emergency situation is priceless.
-- ixnaum, Nov 06 2021

Smoke Hood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_hood
[bs0u0155, Nov 11 2021]

Plus also and in addition, in case of closer-than-expected lap-landing contact when the seats debolt during impact, the wearer protects others from toxic diseases they may (un)knowingly be carrying.

The unopened seatback N95 will quickly become the Most Stolen* Item from a Plane.

*the "I Paid For It In The Exorbitant Costs Of This Ticket/Conveyance/Meal" school of thought
-- Sgt Teacup, Nov 06 2021


A certain percentage would wear their mask below their nose and increase their chances of perishing.
-- AusCan531, Nov 08 2021


More propaganda please... that's what we all need. That'll fix all this shit for sure

Just a bit more propaganda...
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 08 2021


Yeah you're right. That sort of propagandizing belongs on 4Chan or wherever - not the Halfbakery. Let's all agree on that.
-- AusCan531, Nov 08 2021


//in case of closer-than-expected lap-landing contact// - I misread this as "in case of closer-than-expected lap-dancing contact". Mind you, I still don't understand what [SgtTeacup] meant.
-- hippo, Nov 08 2021


yep, N95's are just for particulates, they won't do a damn thing against the volatiles coming out of combusting polymers. What you need is a smoke hood <link>.
-- bs0u0155, Nov 11 2021



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