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Alert | Increased demand for respiratory protection products

3M is seeing an increased demand for respiratory protection products following the outbreak of a newly identified coronavirus (2019 novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV). In response, 3M is increasing respirator production to help meet demand, and working with distributors to help ensure they have inventory to meet end-user demand. 3M is committed to supporting the public health and governmental response to the Coronavirus while maintaining supply to existing customers.

A construction worker wearing a hard hat, ear plugs, safety glasses and a disposable respirator.

Disposable respirators

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For hazardous environments, choose respiratory protection that when used for the right hazard in the right way, helps keep visible and invisible contaminants out.


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Types of respirators

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Respirators may be available in cup or flat fold styles.

  • General purpose respirators

    Suggested applications: Sweeping, sanding, grinding, sawing, and bagging.

  • Healthcare respirators

    Help protect yourself. Help protect your patients. Masks and respirators do different jobs.

  • Welding respirators

    Suggested applications: welding, torch cutting, soldering
  • Specialty respirators

    Features welded strap attachment, soft nose foam and adjustable noseclip to help provide a custom fit and secure seal.
  • A respirator fit testing kit, its components, and brochures.

    Fit testing and evaluation

    Fit is key — it can impact the seal of your respirator, the protection provided and even comfort. Because what you need on the job is a respirator that fits so it can help protect you all day long.

    Products for fit testing
    Courses for fit testing

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