This classic disposable N95 particulate respirator is designed to help provide comfortable, reliable worker respiratory protection against certain non-oil based particles. The respirator incorporates 3M's proprietary technology with advanced electrostatically charged microfiber filter media. It's adjustable nose clip and cushioning nose foam help provide a custom fit with secure seal and reduces potential for eye wear fogging. These comfort features, along with the welded strap attachment and lightweight construction promote greater worker acceptance and may help increase wear time.
Authentic 8210 respirators feature:
- Classic disposable N95 particulate respirator
- Welded strap attachment
- Cushioning nose foam
- Adjustable nose clip helps provide a custom fit and secure seal
N95 filters are required to filter at least 95% of airborne particles. They are not resistant to oil.
See the CDC requirements at:
The popular 8210 respirator is popular target of China counterfeiters. Working with 3M's anti-counterfeit products team, police found 18 locations where the phony masks were being produced, stored or sold. In recent raid on counterfeiters, police confiscated about 900,000 counterfeit 3M masks. Not only can counterfeit masks fail to perform as expected, counterfeit masks can cause allergic reactions.
This is how your authentic 3M respirator should look.
Counterfeiters may produce a visually similar product, but it will ot perform as expected, and may put your safety at risk.
Counterfeiters frequently use manufacturers advertising (stock) photos such as these in their ads, but will send you a counterfeit product.
Counterfeit products often are listed on eBay and sold to unsuspecting buyers as authentic items.
This is the 3M 8210 mask displayed on a China website showing what appears to be the authentic product.
When we ordered the product, we received a poor quality fake.
The counterfeit product we received is a much thinner material, and poorer quality product.
There are notable differences in font, language and construction.
The counterfeit 3M 8210 has a very porous foam nose seal. Visible in the photo is light showing through the nose foam seal - hardly effective in protecting the wearer from contaminants and particulate.
Compare the authentic and counterfeit #M 8210 masks. Note the difference in font style and width of the "N95" box.
Can you identify if these 3M respirators offered on a China website for just $0.75 each are authentic 3M 8210 respirators?
If you can't, you should be buying from authorized 3M retailers.
Approved masks have certification and use information printed on the mask to comply with CDC standards.