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What are N95 masks?
N95 filter 95% but are difficult or expensive to get at this time.
What are KN95 masks?
KN95 are the China equivalent of N95 but without NIOSH approval.
Can you reuse N95 or KN95 masks?
Yes, but keep them in a paper bag for a week before reusing.
How to clean and reuse masks:
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/ ... 148025002/
FDA Authorized N95/KN95 Mask List (Appendix A)
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/cor ... #appendixa
KN95 masks that failed testing
Where to buy:
Best protection below medical or hazard grade. More protection than a cloth or surgical mask.
Accumed brand - CDC and NIOSH Approved
20 masks - $150 ($7.50 each)
https://accumed.com/n95-mask-for-sale-r ... sk-z1.html
Best protection below medical, hazard grade. More protection than a cloth or surgical style mask.
Powecom brand - FDA Authorized with FPC Cert - GB2626-2006
These can be found all over, but Bonafidemasks is an authorized reseller.
Powecom Earloop - $2 or less per mask shipped
Powecom Headband - $3 per mask shipped approx
https://bonafidemasks.com/kn95-respirat ... uthorized/
Powecom Earloop - $2.30 per mask
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/ ... Adult-One/
Powercome Earloop - $4 per mask
https://accumed.com/20-pack-kn95-respir ... count.html
Quite a bit of info here on these masks:
https://slickdeals.net/f/14135357-powec ... SiteSearch
KN95 from Stratton Medical
$4 or less
KN95 Accumed brand FDA Registered
Headband $4 or less
https://accumed.com/accumed-10-pack-kn9 ... dband.html
Earloop $4 or less
https://accumed.com/accumed-10-pack-kn9 ... count.html
These keep the ear loops from hurting your ears and keep the mask more secure.
Surgical Style Masks
Less protection than N95 or KN95 but better than cloth.
Surgical masks made in USA - FDA Registered ASTM Level II - 50 for $30 shipped. N95's coming in Dec.
https://buy.armbrustusa.com/collections ... -limit-one
BYD (Approved China factory). 50 for $14.99 shipped from Office Depot.
https://www.officedepot.com/a/products/ ... isposable/
Least protection, but protects others from you.
Kohls - adjustable ear loops. Metal nose bridge. Good fit.
https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-45045 ... e-mask.jsp