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video transcriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to The Place where we are testing, every single mask on Amazon. I think... because it happened again. We got one of those things, where we ordered, some masks and then, Eagle Don showed up. Not uncle Don, Eagle Don. Let's put it in the clamp and we'll talk about it.
Clamps. I'm just going to... Oh... no I did it. I've done better. This is a PFE machine, Particulate Filtration Efficiency machine. We're doing the American Standard Test for Surgical masks here. ASTM one, two and three. I got to get 95% or better. Otherwise it's not meeting those standards. But are we even making any claims on the box? I don't know... first time I'm seeing it.
I like the name Eagle Don pharma. And I'll tell you why I like the name. Because, it's actually the name of the manufacturer, which rarely happens. Usually they put some like randomly generated, sort of English sounding name, as the brand. This is actually their name, "Xiamen Eagle Don Pharmaceuticals CO. Disposable face masks, breathable, comfortable made in China. They're intended for use by the general public, not for healthcare workers". This seems like something that was made early on in the pandemic.
That's weird. Open. You've got a bag that you can open there. But I'm going to... I'm going to follow the instructions as intended. How is that better? Let's try this out. Ooh. That's great. That is great. EAGLE DON. Let's do a smell test. I'm going to call this smell... "The plastic bag, sparkle wing, the goldfish Cayman" which is the name of my daughter's goldfish, when she was five. Can I have scissors please?.
Scalpel? There we go. This does not have a metal nose wire, which is basically, a pretty big sin. That's just a really crappy mask. And the reason why it's a crappy mask, is because, plastic just doesn't hold the same shape as metal. If you try to bend that around your face, which you're going to end up getting, is, not a very good, fit. So bend, bend, bend. Look here? Look at that?
The Crouch, I can see right in. You don't want that. That's no good. I would not use this mask based on that. But, I did the test. I spent the $250,000 on the lab. We might as well look at the results. I mean... we don't like the mask. We know that. We like the name Eagle Don. We like that... But we don't like the mask. But, should we look, anyway? I'm curious.
Ah. We got something right 97.343, 97.343. Now, if I were comparing this to the ASTM standard, the American Standard. That would be an ASTM level one mask, which is above 95%. Typically, I look for ASTM level two or three, which is 98% or better, but really splitting hairs. That's a great score. 72 pascals on the breathability. Anything under a hundred is like, Mwaah! Mwaah!. Except for this, is like blah, blah, because the nose wire is not a wire. Don't call it that.
Thank you guys so much for watching. I hope you appreciated this test. I had fun. I'm always having fun. I have a good time wherever I go, especially when I'm testing masks and speaking of which, I test mask every day. I will see you tomorrow, same time, same station tomorrow, 10:00 AM every day until the end of 2021, every day. And maybe after. We don't know. If we can keep finding masks, we will keep testing them. See you then.
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