Which 3M Aura respirator mask is right for me?
Firstly, these are the masks we all wear (David, Tom, Alisa), both in the community and at work. They are known to have high fit test pass rates, fit all of us well with an excellent seal and are comfortable to wear for extended periods. We have resisted selling them for a long while, because it is a costly, labour-intensive exercise. However, we have now decided the situation is such that we have to get them out there as widely and cheaply as possible to help people protect themselves.
So, we sell two kinds of mask:
9320A+ masks with BLUE ELASTIC - originally designed for industry.
1870+ masks with RED ELASTIC - more splash resistant and specifically designed for healthcare, where they are licensed for use as a surgical mask.
They both use the same N95 material and fit in the same way, giving the same level of protection against airborne diseases, such as COVID.
If you are a GENERAL MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC, 3M only allows us to sell you the 9320A+ masks with BLUE ELASTIC
If you are a HEALTHCARE WORKER (broad definition), we can sell you the 1870+ masks with RED ELASTIC
If you order the red elastic masks, we will contact you to ask for healthcare worker ID. If you can't provide it, we will refund your order and suggest you buy the blue elastic masks instead.
If you have any questions about the 3M Auras, please phone Alisa King on 0477 802 093, our resident mask nerd. She will tell you more than you ever wanted to know.
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