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How do gas masks actually work? - George Zaidan

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You might think of gas masks as clunky military-looking devices. But in the near future, we may need to rely on these filters as part of our everyday lives. In addition to emerging diseases, wildfire frequency has more than tripled, and climate change has increased toxic ground level ozone. So how do these masks work, and can they protect us from airborne threats? George Zaidan investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator George Zaidan
  • Director Michael Kalopaidis, Zedem Media
  • Narrator George Zaidan
  • Storyboard Artist Jeanne Bornet, Christos Papandreopoulos, Marina Drakou
  • Animator Eleni Demetriou, Maria Savva, Christos Papandreopoulos, Rafael Kallistratou, Rebecca Stylianou
  • Compositor Maria Savva
  • Art Director Jeanne Bornet
  • Music Manolis Manoli
  • Sound Designer Manolis Manoli
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace

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