N95 Respirator

Testing and ApprovalEvaluated, tested, and approved by NIOSH as per the requirements in 42 CFR Part 84
Intended Use and PurposeReduces wearer’s exposure to particles including small particle aerosols and large droplets (only non-oil aerosols).
Face Seal FitTight-fitting
Fit Testing RequirementYes
User Seal Check RequirementYes. Required each time the respirator is donned (put on)
FiltrationFilters out at least 95% of airborne particles including large and small particles
LeakageWhen properly fitted and donned, minimal leakage occurs around edges of the respirator when user inhales
Use LimitationsIdeally should be discarded after each patient encounter and after aerosolgenerating procedures. It should also be discarded when it becomes damaged or deformed; no longer forms an effective seal to the face; becomes wet or visibly dirty; breathing becomes difficult; or if it becomes contaminated with blood, respiratory or nasal secretions, or other bodily fluids from patients.