Will the air we breath become a new tool for a Bio Weapon?

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    Sep 09, 2020 9:26 PM GMT
    Some interesting insight here.....
    Cars with filters @Tesla
    Putting the Tesla HEPA Filter and Bioweapon Defense Mode to the Test

    Air pollution has a significant and pervasive impact on public health. According to the World Health Organization, it is now considered "the world's largest single environmental health risk," with more than three million people dying every year as a result. This is more than twice the number of people that die in vehicle accidents each year.

    https://www.tesla.com/blog/putting-tesla-hepa-filter-and-bioweapon-defense-mode-to-the-test
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    Sep 10, 2020 12:21 AM GMT
    This is junk. The article goes back and forth between environmental pollution concerns, but then discusses bioweapons, a completely different category. What bioweapons? Who is the enemy, who is attacking? Is such an attack imminent?

    Is Tesla predicting biological warfare? If so, and assuming your Tesla protects you, how are you gonna get out of it safely? To get into your home or workplace, and then what? Are those places safe against bioweapons? Or does your Tesla come with a personal protective mask in the glove box?
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    Sep 10, 2020 1:28 AM GMT
    Yeah, it was an odd blog by Tesla, but it made me wonder?
  • DCEric

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    Sep 11, 2020 1:59 AM GMT
    I'm a meteorologist who works on air quality and climate change..... and I have no idea what they are talking about here.
  • Cumminsguy2

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    Sep 11, 2020 10:41 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThis is junk. The article goes back and forth between environmental pollution concerns, but then discusses bioweapons, a completely different category. What bioweapons? Who is the enemy, who is attacking? Is such an attack imminent?

    Is Tesla predicting biological warfare? If so, and assuming your Tesla protects you, how are you gonna get out of it safely? To get into your home or workplace, and then what? Are those places safe against bioweapons? Or does your Tesla come with a personal protective mask in the glove box?


    Is such an attack eminent? If I were an enemy of the United States I might see us as incredibly vulnerable right now with the wearing of masks politicized as it is and science ignored. then again, such an attack would also remove many of the people that cause most of the problems in the United States so in that case perhaps we're safe from an attack. somethong to ponder!
  • venue35

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    Sep 12, 2020 1:49 PM GMT
    Covid could be considered a biological weapon. That is if it were manmade.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 12, 2020 5:11 PM GMT
    venue35 saidCovid could be considered a biological weapon. That is if it were manmade.
    There are a lot of unproven theories about Covid-19 floating around the most common is the one about the filthy wet markets in Wuhan's back streets and than the supposed theory of it originating out of a lab in Wuhan which would make it man made and therefore a biological weapon.
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    Sep 12, 2020 8:20 PM GMT
    A little reality here. There are different filters for different threats. In a protective mask (gas mask) the standard filter in the US is against irritant agent (“tear gas”). That’s also what the US military trains with. Indeed, we called it a “training filter”, but it has no value in combat.

    In an actual CBRN combat environment, the mask needs the correct filter against that threat. The worst threats are nerve agents. And filters can only protect against those for a relatively brief period before they fail, typically hours, perhaps a day, depending on the agent.

    For that reason you need to log the time when you first encountered a known agent. As the time runs out, you need to change the filter(s). You may not have a spare with you. Older masks, like I wore, required their complete removal for the filter change.

    You needed to return to a decontamination station to safely make the switch inside a clean environment. Clearly an Achilles heel in battle, that is not well known by the public, or even by many military. If supposedly banned by international law, why did the Soviets and now the Russians still develop them? This remains a possible threat.

    And so a car filter has little value against a chemical or biological threat. That filter is in service every time the car is, for years. Its purpose is to remove dust from the air. It’s not rated for chemical or biological threats, not even against tear gas. And if it were it would need almost daily replacement, and at shocking expense. That’s just 1 reason I find this Tesla article total BS.