3M 1860 N95 Face Mask
The 1860 and 1860S healthcare respirators are designed to
help provide respiratory protection for the wearer against
certain airborne particles. They meet CDC guidelines for
Mycobacterium tuberculosis exposure control. As disposable
particulate respirators, they are intended to reduce wearer
exposure to certain airborne particles including those
generated by electrocautery, laser surgery, and other
powered medical instruments. As surgical masks, they are
designed to be fluid resistant to splash and spatter of blood
and other infectious materials.
The 1860 and 1860S particulate respirators are personal
protective equipment (PPE) that are primarily intended to
protect the health care workers by reducing exposure to
harmful airborne particles which are small enough to be
inhaled – typically particles less than 100 microns in size.
These include airborne particles that may contain biological
material e.g. Bacillus anthracis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis,
mould and the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome (SARS), and Influenza.