Does anyone really believe that these Masks will work in case of a real chemical attack? Modern chemical weapons are entering the body through the skin. The only thing that helps is full-body-protection. But at least the masks can be used in case of a fire. They should protect against the smoke for a while and by that they may actually really save lifes...
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from the article: IDF to blanket Israel with gas masks