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  • 3M N95 masks for sale on Amazon are supposed to be reserved only for hospitals and government agencies, but there are several best-selling 3M N95 respirators on Amazon that anyone can buy right now.
  • It appears as though Amazon made a mistake, so these 3M products may soon be restricted once again.
  • If you want the best possible protection from the novel coronavirus, you should hurry if you want to get these 3M N95 face masks for yourself and your family, along with NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 particulate filters.

There’s no mistaking the CDC’s message on the special coronavirus section from its website: “cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.” Wearing face masks, practicing strict social distancing, and good hygiene — which means using strong hand sanitizer all the time (you can get actual bottles of Purell hand sanitizer and Purell wipes right now if you hurry, though prices are inflated) — are the only ways to protect yourself and your family from the novel coronavirus. The number of new COVID-19 cases is skyrocketing in far more states than it’s dropping right now, and most doctors agree that we’ll have to keep wearing face masks for at least a year.

A lot of the time, you can get away with wearing a simple face covering like Amazon’s best-selling 3-layer face masks. As long as you wear them whenever you’re outside your home and you also practice social distancing, these masks will do a fine job of protecting you and those around you. They also happen to be on sale right now for only 50¢ each thanks to a discount on the Amazon page, so you really have no excuses.

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In addition to those masks for everyday use, however, it is also good to have some face masks that offer better protection on hand. For higher-risk situations like taking public transportation or visiting a doctor’s office, however, it’s good to have added protection. MagiCare KN95 face masks are the most popular option among our readers, and they have been for quite a while. They’re on sale for $3.50 each right now, which is a very good price. Definitely grab a few packs to keep on hand before they sell out. But you also have a rare opportunity to get even better masks if you hurry. You can also get WCL KN95 face masks that are nearly as popular for $3.15 apiece.

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Those are all best-selling masks that should do a fine job, but another option just became available thanks to a mistake that someone made over at Amazon — that’s right, Amazon has 3M respirator masks available right now on its site for anyone and everyone to order. What’s more, they start at just $29.95 each, so you won’t pay insanely gouged prices like you will on eBay and elsewhere.

3M 6000 Series face masks are among the best in the business. They’re made of high-quality materials that are impervious to germs and viruses, and they use replaceable filters. Some are rated P95, which means they filter at least 95% percent of tiny airborne particles like aerosolized coronavirus (they’re just like N95, but they also filter oil-based particles instead of just airborne particles). You can also get filters rated P100, which means they filter at least 99.7% of particles including particles in oils. Even though these masks are typically available on Amazon only to hospitals and government agencies, they’re not the kind of disposable N95 masks that hospital workers use. That means you’re not taking inventory away from healthcare workers, so you shouldn’t feel bad about buying these.

Large 3M 6300 Respirator Face Masks and Medium 3M 6200 Respirator Face Masks, and Small 3M 6100 Masks are all in stock right now at Amazon and ready to ship. You’ll need filter attachments as well, and you can find plenty of great options for NIOSH-approved P95 and P100 particulate filters to go with them.

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As for filters, we’ve got three great NIOSH-approved options for you that are all ready to ship and will arrive at your home within a week or two. The first one is made by 3M itself, and there are tons of other options right here on Amazon.

3M Mercury Vapor Or Chlorine Cartridge For 6000 And 7000 Series Air Purifying Respirator (APR)… Price:$49.95 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now
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You can also get a medium 3M mask with NIOSH-approved P95 filters and cartridges all together for $47.99.

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Finally, if you want the best face masks you can possibly buy, there’s a rare opportunity on Amazon right now to by 3M N100 face masks that are even better than N95 face masks (99.7% effective vs. 95%). They’re pricey, but they’re in stock now and they’re actually much cheaper than they are right now on eBay.

Price:$155.00 ($15.50 / mask) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Buy Now

The novel coronavirus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Again, most doctors say we’ll have to keep wearing face masks outside our homes for at least a year. Face masks shouldn’t be reused more than a few times at most, so we’re going to need plenty of them in the months to come. Just take a look at the news and you’ll see that coronavirus cases are already climbing again all across the country. We’ve only barely just begun to reopen the economies in many states across the US, so face masks will be an ongoing need for the foreseeable future. Definitely pick up a few of these masks and enough filters to last you a while.


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