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  • New Design Helps N95 Mask Wearers Breathe Easier

    The device prevents oxygen deprivation in coronavirus-blocking respirators Wearing high-grade filter masks can help protect against the novel coronavirus. But after a few hours, these tight-fitting devices can also make it really hard to breathe. N95 respirators, for example, are famously good a...
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  • Testing whether uncertified N95 masks are effective

    Lincoln Laboratory joins MIT and others in testing N95 and similar, imported respirator masks to check how well they keep out particles and blood.   Ever since Covid-19 began spreading in the U.S., state governments have been scrambling to find and secure N95 respirator masks, the kind that seal ...
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  • How to spot fake N95, NIOSH, or KN95 respirator mask from China.

    PLEASE NOTE: This article is being constantly updated as I receive new, accurate information about this on-going problem. Also, I am starting a solution where we will create the first online, open marketplace for qualified suppliers and end-users of authentic PPE: PPEConnector.com. Since March, ...
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  • N95 RESPIRATOR MASKS FAQs

    The best way to avoid smoke inhalation is to stay inside. If it’s necessary to go outside in smoky conditions, here is some information on the use of N95 respirator masks.  Q. What is an N95 respirator? A. An N95 respirator is an air-purifying respirator (APR) certified by the National Inst...
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  • New website explains how hospitals can decontaminate and reuse scarce N95 masks to fight COVID-19

    As health workers and first responders in the United States try to stem a pandemic without adequate protective gear, health officials are forced to consider a stopgap – decontaminating and reusing N95 masks to shield those whose jobs expose them to the virus that causes COVID-19.   Today, a team...
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  • Are N95 Masks Reusable?

    The recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has created a lot of changes to how daily lives are lived and medical personnel perform their jobs. The shortage of N95 respirators has happened before (SARS, MERS, etc.), just not on this scale. The CDC does not recommend that the general public wears ...
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  • The untold origin story of the N95 mask

    It’s hard to think of a symbol of COVID-19 more fraught than the N95 respirator. The mask fits tightly around the face and is capable of filtering 95% of airborne particles, such as viruses, from the air, which other protective equipment (such as surgical masks) can’t do. It’s a life-saving devi...
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  • Reuse of N95 Masks

    As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second month (April 2020) in the United States, one of the simplest pieces of medical equipment is in desperately short supply: medical-grade protective facemasks, typically engineered and specified for a single use only. Now, to meet the critical and quickly i...
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  • China Has ‘Nationalized’ Its N95 Mask Makers

    China has ‘nationalized’ the big N95 mask manufacturers, making it harder for buyers here to get their hands on a product that, once again, China dominates, says a big U.S. importer. “All of our orders, for millions of N95 masks, were canceled last week,” says Leo Friedman, CEO of iPromo in Chica...
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  • Is there a difference between N95 and KN95 masks?

    Standard N95 / KN95 mask 1. What is N95 mask? What is the difference with KN95 mask? What other masks of the same class? ● N95 mask refers to a mask certified by the NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) agency with a non-oily particulate protection efficiency of not less ...
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