that's why I mentioned a sports bottle ... a clean room can be to eliminate bacteria - very clean ... only a few biology labs equipped that way. Most clean-rooms attempt to eliminate dust. So a squeeze bottle with a single opening (about 1/5 of a straw) seems very clean ... no dust here! Most clean-room employees are attired in very cumbersome clothing and face-masks. If he can slip a plastic tube under the mask ???? I do not know the provisions of his work place.
The bottle can be refilled on his breaks or he can take several full bottles with him each shift... most sports bottles are 1/2qt - 1 litre in size. Don't know?? Disabled people (quads) in wheelchairs often have a large rubber container (2 gal) that attaches on the back of their wheelchair-seat, (it can easily go onto one's back ... maybe inside a rubber work suit?) It has a long tube leading to the mouth ... on demand (by sucking they can drink anytime ... or not drink by stopping the sucking activity).
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” – Marcus Aurelius
Thanks John. However KK is right in that we aren't allowed to bring anything with us. I usually go between 3 and 5 hours between breaks. But I've learned just to deal with it for now, because it's only a temporary thing. I'm starting college in April in a different state, and most likely will not be working for a while. But that just brings up a whole new set of BTD challenges! College, friends, pizza, no $$ or health food stores... oh man Sorry, this is the leaky-gut thread, not the leaky-eyes-feel-sorry-for-myself thread.