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Learn How to Spot Counterfeit N95 Respirators
As demand for the N95 respirator has grown during the pandemic due to its ability to filter small particle aerosols and large droplets, counterfeit versions have entered the market. The American Dental Association (ADA), in collaboration with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has provided a tip sheet to ensure that healthcare professionals purchase only N95 masks approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
The ADA has released the following tips for spotting counterfeit N95 masks:
- Primary email contact that uses a free email service
- Typos, poor grammar, and other errors
- Broken links and unfinished content
- Use of terms like “legitimate” and “genuine”
- Customer feedback that seems suspicious
- Inconsistency in the type of products sold
- Prices that are too good to be true
- Claims of “unlimited stock” during times of shortage
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