With the number of cases of COVID-19 raising again, you may have considered using a face mask that offers more protection than a cloth version.
The N95 respirator mask is considered the best option for filtering airborne particles.
August 31, 2011, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a mandate making the wearing of face masks mandatory for all students and staff at all schools in the state.
The N95 respirator masks are regulated in the U.S. by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The KN95 masks are regulated by the Chinese government.
N95 masks fit tighter around the face so as to not allow air in around the edges. The KN95 masks have a looser fit. N95 masks, according to the CDC, “filters at least 95% of airborne particles but [are] not resistant to oil-based particles.” You can find more information about N95 masks from the CDC here.
NIOSH numbers will be added to masks that have been approved and marked by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Here are places where you can buy N95 masks:
Patriot N95, made in the U.S., foldable, NIOSH approved, $94.97 for 40 masks.NIOSH-approved Harley N95, $36.98 for 20 boxes.Venus N95 approved by NIOSH, $39.97 for 20 boxes.
N95 disposable multi-purpose respiratory mask, made in the U.S. (25-Pack), $41.97.N95 disposable multi-purpose respiratory mask, made in the U.S. pack of five, $8.97.HDX N95 respirator masks, pack of 10, $17.97.3M particulate respirator N95 foldable masks, pack of three, $9.97.Sekura N95 flat fold masks, pack of eight, $12.97.
DemeTECH N95 respirator mask, foldable, with headbands, made in the U.S., box of 20 for $55.Protective Health Gear N95 NIOSH-approved respiratory filtering face mask, made in the U.S., box of 50, $149.99.Kimberly-Clark N95 pouch respirator masks, made in the U.S., are $45 for a box of 50. They are NIOSH-approved. The masks are white.Fangtian N95 masks, NIOSH-approved, a box of 10, $29.95.Magid N95 metal nose clip, latex free, foldable and NIOSH approved. A box of 10, $17.60BYD Care, individually wrapped N95, NIOSH-approved, pack of 20, $24.99.Protective Health Gear, individually wrapped in N95, pack number 20, $69.99Hotodeal KN95 face masks, $29.99 for 20 masks.
Powecom KN95′s are not authorized for health care workers but are appropriate for other consumers.
They are on sale for $8.30 for a pack of 10 white masks. Black is also available. These masks have ear loops. You can also purchase them individually packaged for $12.50 with a minimum of 10 items.Powecome KN95 masks for children, $12 for a pack of 10.Powecom KN95 masks with a headband, pack of 10, $11.50.For a box of 20, the Harley N95 is semi-ridged and molded. It costs $114.NIOSH approved Harley N95, foldable. Price: $45 for 20 boxes.
Soft shell N95 masks, made in the U.S., NIOSH approved, pack of 20, $54.99.N95 hard cup shell N95, made by NIOSH in the U.S.A., pack of 25, $59.99.Harley soft shell N95 masks, NIOSH approved, pack of 20, $59.99.3M particulate respirator N95 containing a valve, made in America, NIOSH approved box of 10, $39.95
At wellbefore.com, shoppers can buy masks one at a time or in a quantity of their own choosing. The company also sells masks specifically for kids.
BYD care, N95, NIOSH certified, $2.25 per (original price was $3.74).RespoKare N95 is NIOSH approved, 2.99 eachKN95, individually wrapped at $1.49 eachKN95, 3D design, individually wrapped, $1.99 each
Americhem is a company based in Middletown. You can purchase masks at the address 1401 AIP Drive.
Customers can call, 717-939-7100 or send an email to [email protected]
S&C Imports KN95 masks, $10 for a pack of 10.DeltaPlus NIOSH approved N95 masks, $65.99 for a box of 20.3M 8511 masks, NIOSH approved, $17.50 for a box of 10.