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Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place we are testing every single mask on Amazon. I told you, I told you. I told you I'd test them all. You didn't believe me, especially you, Timmy. This one's for you. We are testing the Bigox Face mask.
Let's get it in the clamper and we'll talk some more. See if it gets my face on. This is a P F E machine, Particulate Filtration Efficiency machine. We are doing the ASTM, the American Testing Standard for surgical masks and we're seeing how well they'll do in the machine. All right. Look at the Bigox mask. 42,000 ratings. That's a lot of ratings. This is the 50 pieces black. Don't love the packaging honestly. I'm not a big fan. Let's look at the box in real life. That's the logo, really? That's what you went with? Okay. I like the overwrap though. That's nice.
What's going on here? Making any claims, claims, claims, dust proof that- dust has got nothing on you. So they are using the GB/T 32610 standard, which is a Chinese standard for face mask, but it's all over the place. And there's, there's actually seven different types of masks. And they're not telling you which one. That's annoying. It's sealed in a thing, but you can open it up, which I don't love and grab a couple of these out of here. Doesn't appear they're making any claims on the box or on the listing. Let's try this. Oh, that's it's like an accordion player there. Clearly I don't know what an accordion sounds like. Ow. Okay. Put that on. Pretty good.
Oh, okay. This smells like the inside of a hula hoop. It's plastic. Just trying to figure out clever ways of saying plastic. I'm going to double check the listing here. See if there's any claims. Kindly tips- if you feel some strange smell, feel some strange smell, just open the box and place them for ventilation for a while. The smell will disappear. Our masks are tested by specialized institution. Feel free to use. Thank you. But I do have a machine here that does the American testing standard. Just so look at this. Oh, what, what happened? I happened into a lab that has this machine and I'm testing it for you. And the machine says 91, 91.117. What was the breathability? Breathability was a little high. It was 90 pascals. It's a little high, but I mean still super breathable. So the minimum standard in the United States, AST level one, is 95%.
We like to see things AST level two or three, which is 98% or high. It's a little bit lower than that. That doesn't pass any American standards, but it would pass some Chinese standards. And since we don't know which standard they're claiming from their specialized institutions, we don't know if they're telling the truth or not. But what we do know about Bigox is that there are better masks that you could buy on Amazon. And I would suggest you do that, but that's my own personal, personal opinion. All right, guys, thanks so much for watching. I hope you have enjoyed this and we are doing these tests every single day, dropping them at 10:00 AM Central Standard time. I will see you tomorrow on the next test.
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