Info on KN95 masks-spotting counterfit

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  1. Tone Deaf

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    As a Social Care Worker who spent most of 2020 scrabbling about for masks and other PPE this really makes my blood boil @Tone Deaf

    Unscrupulous so and so's, hope Karma bites back. :mad:
     
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    btw - KN95 is the Chinese standard. N95 is US. US N95 should have a NOISH certification. The certification number is assigned to the manufacturer.
     
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    There are ..."some" instances where masks made in "a large Asian country" actually have fake NOISH numbers printed on them, and a variety of counterfeit documents proporting to "certify" the authenticity of the masks and NOISH numbers.

    I am sure this is just a mistake.

    Amazon disavows any responsibility for fake masks sold on their service.
     
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    I am paying about 2 bucks a mask. I may go back to the duck bill masks because it is easier to breathe in them. The hospital does not supply my wife w/ masks. She has to buy her own now.
     
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    Which of the two would be the best way to go?
     
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    If you mean N95 or KN95. US standard vs. Chinese standard. I would go N95.

    Duck bill vs. flat fold. If I was going to do some heavy breathing... err let me rephrase that... If I need to take in more air such as light excerise, I would probably go duck bill. Those look to have more surface area and maybe that is why I feel like I can breath easier in them. But they is Wierd looking.
     
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    I'm guessing they aren't the ones selling the fake masks. It's likely the store owners who have shops set up on the Amazon Marketplace.