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The 3M Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask (Catalog No. 1870) meets the performance requirements demanded of an N95 filtering face-piece respirator and provides a comfortable fit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an N95 Respirator for respiratory-exposure protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In the surgical suite, the 1870 particulate respirator and surgical mask is appropriate for laser and electrocautery procedures.

With fluid and splash resistance that surpass industry standards, the 1870 respirator and surgical mask reduces the risk of wearer contact with blood and body fluids. When used properly, it helps reduce exposure to airborne particles down to the most challenging size. With greater than 99% bacterial filtration efficiency, it also helps reduce patient contamination caused by exhaled microorganisms.

The unique flat-fold/three-panel design of the 1870 respirator and surgical mask has a soft inner panel for increased skin comfort. The off-the-face, lightweight, collapse-resistant design improves breathability as well as comfort. The soft, conformable nose piece helps provide a customized fit and secure facial seal. Latex- and fiberglass-free, the 1870 respirator and surgical mask is hypoallergenic. It comes individually packaged in sealed pouches to ensure product integrity during storage and for easy dispensing.

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Title Annotation:3M Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask
Publication:Ear, Nose and Throat Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2002
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