What it says on the front:
WARNING: This respirator helps protect against certain particles. Misuse may result in sickness or death. For proper use, see supervisor or box or call 3M 1-800-247-3941. NIOSH
I just purchased this from a nearby pharmacy for RM 4. The pharmacist said that unlike the cheaper masks, this one can be worn many times until the white surface of the mask blackens.
I don’t know if he’s right – but I’m wearing it for the psychological value, anyway.
Weirdly enough, it doesn’t feel awkward walking around with a mask, unlike during the hazy months of years gone by. That’s because almost everyone else is wearing something too – conical masks, surgical masks, handkerchiefs etc.
I’ve even spotted a few Indonesian construction workers and domestic workers wearing masks. And when THEY start wearing masks, you KNOW it’s really bad.
Get off your butt, ASEAN. Enough with non-interference. Maybe some sanctions might jolt them a little – I propose we start by banning imports of all Indon dangdut music..
This post was a response to the general-call-for-bloggin-action requested by Aizuddin.
While you’re at it, go sign Rajan‘s petition to Move Sumatra Away – at least until they sort themselves out…
Or what the heck? Go direct to the big guy – tell President Susilo to forget GAM for a minute and think of us poor yuppies for a change.