This respirator can also help reduce inhalation exposures to certain airborne biological particles (examples: mold, Bacillus anthracis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis), but cannot eliminate the risk of contracting infection, illness, or disease. The respirator incorporates 3M’s proprietary technology with advanced electrostatically charged microfiber filter media designed for ease of breathing.
KN95 masks are almost identical in performance to N95 masks
F.D.A. has issued an emergency use authorization for KN95 masks during current COVID pandemic
The C.D.C. lists KN95 masks as a suitable alternative when N95s are not available