- Aug 26, 2016
No ****. Obviously you don't breath out a bucket load of water at a time. I thought people would be intelligent enough to scale it down by themselves.Those pictures don't represent reality at all. The bottom one would be what your breath looks like under a microscope. With a mask on, the majority of those droplets would be absorbed by the mask.
The point of the blowing test is to see how well the mask prevents the directional flow of air/droplets.
Without a mask, if you blow in a certain direction, your breath will travel several meters.
With a mask (if it works as it should, which is the whole purpose of the test) your breath should only travel a few centimeters, since the mask is blocking the flow.
With a good mask on you should be unable to blow out a candle.
And if a mask can block air it sure as hell can block droplets.