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Are You Wasting Money On KN95s

Posted by Liz B. on Nov 04, 2020

“Even if 85% of the country started wearing masks, the IHME model found, about 96,000 fewer lives would be lost.”

Are you Wasting Money — and Risking Workers’ Health — Buying KN95s that Don’t Actually Offer the Protection Promised?

Are you Wasting Money — and Risking Workers’ Health — Buying KN95s that Don’t Actually Offer the Protection Promised?

Are you sourcing KN95s for your organization — or perhaps looking to donate masks to a local school, fire station, hospital, or charity? It can be a daunting task and, over the past months, you may have dealt with shortages as well as an inability to know for certain if the masks you buy will live up to their promises.

A recent ProPublica investigation uncovered that, “In scrambling to buy protective equipment for the pandemic, federal agencies purchased up to $11 million worth of Chinese-made masks, often with little attention to manufacturing details or rapidly evolving regulatory guidance about safety or quality.”

This is a very real problem, but one you don’t have to worry about when you shop with Bona Fide Masks. Our Powecom KN95 has repeatedly met or exceeded filtration efficiency standards and has appeared on FDA's Appendix A of authorized respirators (which is why we chose to become a trusted distributor, in the U.S., for this manufacturer). All Powecom face masks also include an anti-fake sticker so that you can verify the mask’s legitimacy when you receive it.

“If you’re in charge of procuring a product that you expect to confer some level of safety or protection to your workers, there’s responsibility there for knowing what’s the basic performance criteria and what’s the regulatory authority in the United States that monitors this.”

- Dr. Meghan Dierks, of Harvard Medical School

The ProPublica article notes, not surprisingly, “Powecom and other firms with the FDA’s endorsement are being inundated with orders.”

Said Dr. Meghan Dierks, of Harvard Medical School, “If you’re in charge of procuring a product that you expect to confer some level of safety or protection to your workers, there’s responsibility there for knowing what’s the basic performance criteria and what’s the regulatory authority in the United States that monitors this.”

Don’t waste your money elsewhere. View our selection of FDA-authorized KN95s here: https://bonafidemasks.com/face-masks/kn95-respirators/.

If you need an affordable, quickly delivered and trusted option for face masks, please contact us.

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Written by Liz B.