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[Layfield Medical Prodcuts] Layfield Medical Respirator Products Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) ≥ 98% "Made in Canada" $67.50 / $77.50 for 30

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Layfield Medical Respirator Products Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) ≥ 98% "Made in Canada" $67.50 / $77.50 for 30

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konsensei wrote: NIOSH approved?

If anything
https://canaphem.ca/wp-content/uploads/ ... H-Mask.pdf
https://canaphem.ca/product/n95-face-mask-box-of-20/
Cheaper, and at least there are markings on the masks, vs. this one with no label, nothing

But then again, looking at Health Canada, the greatest health system in the world, nobody knows what's true or not anymore
These are medical grade. FDA & Health Canada.

NIOSH is different, our safety try to explain. But i not fully understand.
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MikuGirl wrote: These are medical grade. FDA & Health Canada.

NIOSH is different, our safety try to explain. But i not fully understand.
"medical grade" or not, just a label companies put on.
"meets the requirement of N95" doesn't mean it is actually n95 .
https://www.ohscanada.com/health-canada ... n95-masks/

HealthCanada use NIOSH standards.

Plus, you do need to have a "professional" fit test for N95 masks, not just simply slap one on your face.
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konsensei wrote: "medical grade" or not, just a label companies put on.
"meets the requirement of N95" doesn't mean it is actually n95 .
https://www.ohscanada.com/health-canada ... n95-masks/

HealthCanada use NIOSH standards.

Plus, you do need to have a "professional" fit test for N95 masks, not just simply slap one on your face.
A tight fitting N95 mask not fit tested is still better than a surgical mask that generally fits way looser?
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Simby wrote: A tight fitting N95 mask not fit tested is still better than a surgical mask that generally fits way looser?
while that might be true,
The main purpose of wearing a regular (surgical) mask at this point is to protect the others from you - that's why it's more likely to be used for the general public
N95's main purpose is to protect you from the others - more for health care workers. Hospitals are already providing N95 masks for those who have direct contacts with patients.

If you (not working in healthcare) are in constant direct contacts with potentially infected individuals and can't physically distant that you need N95 masks, you should really ask yourself "what am I doing here?" Otherwise, you are just buying into the hype of 'commercialized n95' masks, and in this case of OP's post, might not even be a real certified N95.

at the end of the day, it's your money, do what you think is good for you, physically, psychologically


one filtered at less than 20%. lol
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@MikuGirl Can you please confirm if these are NIOSH approved as mentioned by the others above?

Thanks.
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Health Canada does not list 95PFE-L3 as a filtration standard. We use NIOSH. Moreover, the masks lack proper labeling. I'd stay away from these.
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konsensei wrote: HealthCanada use NIOSH standards.
Are you sure? Medical equipment is regulated by the FDA. NIOSH is for industrial stuff.
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konsensei wrote: If you (not working in healthcare) are in constant direct contacts with potentially infected individuals and can't physically distant that you need N95 masks, you should really ask yourself "what am I doing here?"
I guess that's what people think when they shop at Costco :)
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I believe there was a local newspaper article about this company whining about how the government didnt award any PPE contracts to them. At the beginning of the pandemic, the federal government called upon the Canadian private sector to retool their factories to produce essential equipment for battling covid19. Layfield imported machines and materials to produce masks, but they were not successful at selling any of it to the governments for medical use.

https://www.richmond-news.com/amp/local ... ic-3472280

I believe their problem is that they couldn't get NIOSH certification. I'm not sure if it's because their products don't meet requirements or the fact NIOSH is just overwhelmed and not accepting any new applicants. As an alternative, the Canadian government has provided guidelines for selling masks without certification. But it looks like this will be allowed only until Canadian labs get Standards Council of Canada accreditation to certify masks. According to CSA's website, it looks like their certifications services are now operating.

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/ ... tions.html

https://www.csagroup.org/article/csa-gr ... pment-ppe/

Note I see people referencing the fact that the Layfield product is approved/authorized for use by Health Canada. This is true but if you read through the Interim Order #1 and #2 issued by Health Canada, it appears the authorization is mainly based on the manufacturer submitting information about the product, ensuring the products are labeled as per their requirements, and have traceable markings. It's mainly based on user submitted information. There's little to no testing done by Health Canada. The bar is basically a lot lower than what it takes to get NIOSH certification.
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MikuGirl wrote: Health Canada Approval: https://layfieldmedical.com/wp-content/ ... _final.pdf

FDA Approval: https://layfieldmedical.com/wp-content/ ... _final.pdf

FDA Search: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/cor ... pment-euas

"As noted above, NIOSH certifies all N95 respirators. A subset of N95 respirators termed “surgical N95 respirators” (also termed “surgical N95s”) is designated and cleared by FDA. This subset differs from standard N95s (also termed “nonsurgical N95s”) in that surgical N95s are products that have been submitted for FDA clearance and have met FDA's additional requirements related to flammability, fluid resistance, and biocompatibility."

Canada ask help to make PPE, but they buy PPE from China. Boss think this is not right. Why not support Canada company?
That letter is sited by their own company that it claims to meet Health Canada approval. I cannot find anything from Health Canada's website.

The FDA link you provided also does not list their company nor products....

I'm not looking to taint the company or their products, that's not my intention. I just want others to know that they're buying just another fancy face covering if they cannot certify their product as a respirator.
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baymoe wrote: That letter is sited by their own company that it claims to meet Health Canada approval. I cannot find anything from Health Canada's website.

The FDA link you provided also does not list their company nor products....

I'm not looking to taint the company or their products, that's not my intention. I just want others to know that they're buying just another fancy face covering if they cannot certify their product as a respirator.
Update: I was wrong and is confirmed to be Health Canada approved.
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konsensei wrote: NIOSH approved?

If anything
https://canaphem.ca/wp-content/uploads/ ... H-Mask.pdf
https://canaphem.ca/product/n95-face-mask-box-of-20/
Cheaper, and at least there are markings on the masks, vs. this one with no label, nothing

But then again, looking at Health Canada, the greatest health system in the world, nobody knows what's true or not anymore
Just want to point out that despite having "markings", I see nothing about those masks (the Dent-x from CanaPhem) that say they are NIOSH approved either. In fact, that site has other masks that they (and the company Dent-X) label as N95, however they have ear loops which means they cannot meant the requirements for NIOSH certification.
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Newbie question, as someone used to reusable/washable masks, I am wondering why these are marked as "one-time-use"?

Couldn't one just let them aside for 4 days so Corona would due out or UV light them to use again? Just seems like an overkill to throw them out after going to the store once...

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