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N95 vs KN95 masks: what’s the difference between them and how to tell if they’re real

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N95 vs KN95 masks: what’s the difference between them and how to tell if they’re real

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According to medical experts, medical grade masks like KN95 and N95 are the most effective in protecting you from COVID-19.

With the spike in cases due to the omicron variant, employers in Los Angeles County will need to provide either of these masks to employees working indoors.

“KN95s are certified in China, while N95s are certified by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health,” said Thomas Yadegar, medical director of Cedars-Sinai.

Dr. Yadegar says the way they adapt is also slightly different.

“KN95s don’t necessarily need to be fitted, rather they are for commercial use and anyone can use them. For us in the hospital, when you wear an N95, they really need to fit properly to that you’re using the right size for your face,” Yadegar said.

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