The demand for gas masks and life safety equipment that are proficient in shielding ignorant people from chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear inhalants was increasing since 9/11 among civilians over the world.
Companies that saw the marketing potential of this raising concern and demand for personal protection started to sell Israeli civilian gas mask to the general public. Some governments around the world understood the performance of these safety products in response to terror attacks and their importance in times of war.
The new specifications for air-purifying gas mask certification were designed using the idea development process and are responsive to public opinions. All the information has been assimilated and has been added to additional requirements the agency determined are necessary to verify the quality, safety, and effectiveness of mask used as a shield against dangerous environments.
This standard gives a universal benchmark by which users would be able to assess the performance of these products. High-quality gas masks are usually constructed of heat resistant material and can endure moderately high temperatures. The most essential part of a gas mask is the filter that protects the toxic by-product of combustion.
The defining feature of an efficient gas mask is the capacity to convert poisonous carbon monoxide to approximately safe carbon dioxide through a catalytic process.