September 23, 2020

ECRI: Nearly 70% of N95 masks from China don’t meet US filtration standards

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

ECRI on September 22 released an analysis showing that 60% to 70% of N95 masks from China do not meet US standards for filtration and effectiveness.

ECRI tested nearly 200 masks, reflecting 15 different manufacturer models, which have been purchased by large US healthcare systems.


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ECRI recommends not using noncertified N95 masks from China in US healthcare institutions when treating suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.

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