KN95 mask is a multi-layered (non-woven fabric, active carbon layer, outer non-woven fabric, melt blown fabric) mask that can effectively filter 95% of fine particles.
KN95 DISPOSABLE MASK 10-Pack
This health care particulate respirator mask helps provide respiratory protection against certain airborne biological particles. It is disposable and fluid resistant to splash and spatter of blood and other infectious material.
The KN95 is an industry standard for respiratory equipment which has the intended effectiveness of filtering 95% of particulates greater than .3 microns. A KN95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles.
KN95 masks are the Chinese version of N95 masks and are nearly identical. On April 3, 2020 the FDA approved KN95 masks as a suitable alternative to N95 masks and the CDC lists KN95 as a suitable replacement when no N95 masks are available.
The KN95 designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the respirator blocks at least 95 percent of very small (0.3 micron) test particles. If properly fitted, the filtration capabilities of KN95 respirators exceed those of face masks. However, even a properly fitted KN95 respirator does not completely eliminate the risk of illness. The KN95 masks are ear loop style mask. The masks are one size fits most.
These masks are considered respiratory protective equipment that conform to GB2626-2006 standards. They offer significant protection over standard surgical blue 3 ply masks and are approved by the CDC as acceptable replacements if N95 masks are unavailable.
While a surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, a face mask, by design, does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures like a KN95 mask will.
These masks are manufactured in FDA certified factories and provide protection against harmful airborne matter based on the KN95 specifications, level 1. These are not meant as a replacement to the N95 masks; rather, an alternative source.