Practically no one is more at risk from airborne contaminants and radioactive fallout than babies and small children. Because their young bodies are still growing and developing, they’re susceptible to rapid accumulation of radioactive iodine (I-131) that commonly leads to thyroid cancer in the aftermath of a major nuclear event. They’re equally at risk of major pulmonary/respiratory diseases due to the fact that their lungs are still developing.
Likewise pets and small animals are at risk because they lick their skin and often get food or water from outdoor sources. Many dogs and cats in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, for example, still have major radiation-related issues, even decades and generations after the meltdown.
Yet, due to their small size, typical respirators and gas masks are not a functional protection solution. That’s where the KZD-6 protective enclosure and infant gas mask / baby respirator comes in …
Originally designed in 1985 as a solution for the children and grandchildren of top-ranking Soviet officials, this child respirator acts like a hermetically-sealed chamber—not unlike an incubator—that filters out airborne contaminants, toxic gases, and radioactive fallout.
Combining a durable metal frame with dual-layer rubberized fabric construction (the same type used for modern HAZMAT suits) and a rugged shoulder strap, the KZD-6 baby gas mask can fit one baby, one small dog (30 lbs. or less) or up to two small/medium-sized cats for up to six hours while you transport them to a safer location.
Engineered to meet the needs of pets and babies, this infant / animal gas mask comes with dual viewports for keeping an eye on the baby/pet inside and a lined hand insert to feed or tend to the child or pet while they’re inside the enclosure.
It’s also designed with two oversized filtration ports that filter dangerous contaminants out of the incoming air while allowing carbon dioxide to exit instead of accumulating—all while minimizing resistance for easy breathing.
The enclosure itself stores flat and affixes to the metal frame via simple tiedowns for quick and easy setup.
Designed to be worn over the shoulder with the included strap for maximum portability, the enclosure can also be mounted on a stroller, sled, or wagon for easy transport. The enclosure can also be transported safely via car or bus without having to remove the baby/animal from inside.
Before using, place a blanket, mattress or pad inside for the comfort of the baby/animal. Interior pockets have plenty of space for bottles, diapers, toys, and more.
The KZD-6 works as a child respirator, dog gas mask or cat gas mask and seals with a simple and easy-to-use clip and is designed for a single use in case of major emergency.