Also for pollution, dust, pollen, mold remediation, construction, sanding, cutting, and grinding.
Made in Massachusetts, USA
NIOSH N95 Approved (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Continuous, rigorous manufacturer testing.
Adjustable enclosed nosepiece helps reduce fogging of eyewear.
Latex-free to prevent allergic reaction.
Staple-free to prevent hair from being caught in a staple
Designed to fit most faces.
Made from the highest-quality filter media available
Durable construction for long life
Synthetic rubber head straps made for secure tension profile. No natural rubber latex.
Durable outer layer made to withstand hardworking environments.
Highest Level of ASTM Fluid Resistance, 160mm HG
Why N95 Respirators?
N95 Respirators undergo a rigorous approval process by the US government's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Approvals take years and few pass.
"Respirators" are designed to protect the wearer and people in proximity from airborne particles; unlike "masks", which may not legally claim to protect the wearer from airborne particles.
Why not KN95 masks?
KN95 masks do not meet US standards (NIOSH)
KN95 is a loosely regulated Chinese standard for masks
It is often confused with N95 due to its spelling.
These are "masks" and should not be purchased under the assumption they are a "respirator".
The US government tested 67 KN95 masks recently imported to the US and found that 70% failed to block out 95% of particles, the US gov't standard for effectiveness.
KN95 masks often have earloops. All NIOSH approved N95 respirators have headbands.
Why not masks with valves?
The CDC disrecommends respirators and masks with exhalation valves or vents, which may allow virus particles to escape.
Why not cloth or blue earloop masks?
Most cloth and earloop masks are not considered an effective filter of microscopic particles. For instance, coronavirus is ~1/1000th the thickness of a human hair.
Masks can not make claims to protect the wearer's respiratory system, and can not be considered a respirator.
Only N95 respirators are government certified to filter particles in the air, including viruses and wildfire smoke.
How to Spot Counterfeit N95 Respirators
The CDC has explicitly advised that the following are signs a respirator may be counterfeit:
Respirator has ear loops. All N95 respirators have headbands.
No markings at all on the respirator
No approval (TC) number on respirator or headband
No NIOSH markings
NIOSH spelled incorrectly
Presence of decorative fabric or other decorative add-ons (e.g., sequins)Claims for the of approval for children (NIOSH does not approve any type of respiratory protection for children)
This respirator has been evaluated and approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) and is cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). OSHA regulation 1910.134 requires fit testing of all respirators prior to use in order to determine if proper fit is attainable. Individual facial features, including facial hair, may prevent proper fit. Qualitative Bitrex Respirator Fit Test Kits for OSHA compliance are available on our product menu.
NIOSH Approved, Model 1730, Manufactured by Louis M Gerson Co. Warning: No respirator can eliminate risk of contracting disease. Do not use in or around sandblasting. Read and Understand Instructions and Warnings before using this product.