3M 2097 P100 Particulate / Organic Vapor Filter (Pair)

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The 3M 2097 P100 (HEPA) Particulate Filter with Nuisance Level Organic Vapor Relief and Ozone Protection. Use this filter for protection against toxic dusts, such as lead and asbestos, and for mold cleanup and remediation. Use an asbestos mask if you are working on older heating vents or ducts, popcorn ceilings, automotive brake linings or pipe insulation. If you're working around mold, or if you are arc welding, then we would suggest using the 3M 2097 Filter. Active mold growth produces Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that won't be absorbed by a lesser filter. Arc welding produces ozone, which also won't be absorbed by a lesser filter. For the protection against a wide variety of organic vapors, use the  3M 6001 that attaches to the 3M 6000 and 7500 series masks. The 3M 6000 lead and asbestos mask combination is our most popular respirator package for lead and asbestos protection. If you are also looking for an ideal filter against toxic dusts, like lead and asbestos, or for mold cleanup and remediation, use the 3m 2097 filters that fit on the 3M 6000, 3M 7500 series half masks, as well as on the 3M 6000 full face respirators.


The 3M 2097 P100 Filter's extremely fine filtration traps all but the most minuscule particles. They protect against asbestos and lead dusts in particular, as well as a host of other dusts, allergens, and fumes. The filters are extremely lightweight and flexible and they fit tight against the mask, which makes wearing this type of mask a bit more comfortable.


The 3M 2097 Filters are what we recommend to use with wood smoke or diesel exhaust, but with a couple of conditions to be aware of. First, no filter or cartridge we offer will protect against carbon monoxide poisoning. Proper ventilation is essential to prevent injury or death. Second, the filter will only remove the particulates and some nuisance organic vapors.There may be other combustion by-products present that are hazardous to your health. For example, a wildfire may burn much more than vegetation, exposing you to a wide variety of respiratory hazards.


The 3M 2097 P100 Filters fit on the 3M 6000 and 3M 7500 series half masks, as well as the 3M 6000 full face respirators. HEPA filtration is rated to remove 99.9% of particles .3 microns and larger. This includes most welding fumes (burnt metal), toxic dusts, like asbestos and lead, Bondo and particles created by bodywork. They also help folks who have allergies to many of the environmental dusts. Sometimes called a pancake filter, they are attached directly to the mask. A simple 1/4 turn locks them on, and no retainers or other attachment methods are needed.


*If there will possibly be welding spatter hitting the filter, this may cause a hole to be burnt through. In this case, it is suggested that you use the 3M 7093 P100 Filter. The 7093 has a plastic case that will resist the hot metal spatter.


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Part Number:


2097

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Price $9.68
SKU MMM01-2097
Weight 0.1000
Protection From Most Dusts, Lead and Asbestos, Organic Vapors
Brand 3M
MPN 2097
UPC 50051131071846
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  1. Richard

    2014-05-21 17:33:51

    How long can these be used to filter out bleach fumes before they need to be replaced?

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    1. Justin

      2014-05-21 17:33:51

      These masks have a thin layer of activated charcoal pressed inside to absorb smells and odors. It works like a sponge. And like a sponge, there is a limit to how much it can hold. Once the filters have soaked up all the acid gas (and bleach fumes fall into this category) they can, you will start to taste or smell the offending item through your mask. Once you start to smell the things you are trying to block out, it is time to change your filter.

  2. James Slawski

    2015-01-16 23:09:06

    Are these filters (3M 2097 P100 Particulate / Organic Vapor Filter) compatible with a Moldex full face respirator?

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    1. Chris

      2015-01-16 23:09:06

      The 3M 2097 will not fit any of the Moldex respirators. Nor will the 2097 fit any other brand.

      One element of the NIOSH respirator approval process is evaluating the mask and cartridges as an assembly. To insure that no combinations are used without this approval, the means of attachment for filters, cartridges, etc are purposely made incompatible from one brand to another. This is a NIOSH rule by which respirator manufacturers must abide.

  3. Todd

    2015-03-03 00:44:43

    How long does a filter typically last?

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    1. Chris

      2015-03-03 00:44:43

      There is no way to determine a ‘typical’ life for the 3M 2097 filter. This is the same for other respirator filters and cartridges. The useful life of a filter is very dependent on what it is exposed to. For instance, doing work in a room that is choked with dust is going to cause the filter to load up much quicker than a space with minimal particles. The same goes for the nuisance organic vapor part of the 3M 2097.

      The rule of thumb is that when the filter starts to become hard to breathe through, time for a change. And while less of a concern, the activated charcoal is about saturated when you start to smell or taste the bad odors.

  4. Chase

    2015-05-28 19:07:17

    I use anti spatter spray. These chemicals give off a fume when I weld over where I've sprayed. Will this filter out those fumes ? Super 777 by Techniweld is what I use mostly. Thanks.

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    1. Chris

      2015-05-28 19:07:17

      The Techniweld 777 Anti-Spatter spray you mentioned contains as the main active ingredient Methylene Chloride. I contacted the manufacturer and obtained the MSDS. We generally run into this chemical as a component of paint strippers. It is pretty nasty, and generally a supplied air full face respirator is recommended, along with good ventilation. Also, once heated, a chlorinated solvent like Methylene Chloride can decompose in to Phosgene. Likely very low concentration, but a concern nonetheless.
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      I wasn’t able to find good info on what happens when you weld on the compound. You may have a very small amount or low concentration, so I can only suggest that you keep the air flowing big time. A fume extractor (elephant trunk) is almost a necessity. Without measurement sampling on-site by an Industrial Hygienist, you really don’t know what you are up against. Best advice would be to find an alternative product with less toxic ingredients.

  5. Linda

    2015-05-27 00:08:01

    Where are these filters (3M 2097 P100's) made?
    And when not wearing, should you keep in a sealed container here in weld shop? Or just breathing uses them up with the contaminants from the air?

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    1. Chris

      2015-05-27 00:08:01

      The 3M 2097 filters that we sell are made in the USA. 3M does have factories around the world, so it would not surprise me that they might also get made in other places.
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      When not using your mask and filters, it is always a good idea to keep them in a zip lock bag or equivalent. The mask will get dirty and pick up smells from the surroundings. Also, the charcoal layer on the 3M 2097 will absorb odors and vapors from the ambient air, shortening that portion of the filters life.

  6. william

    2016-04-25 22:13:35

    Are the 3M 2091 same protection as the 3M 2097 filters

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    1. Alan

      2016-04-25 22:13:35

      It will depend on the application; however, they both work well again particulates. The 2097 has an additional ring of charcoal that will give you protection against mold spores.

  7. Eric

    2016-08-10 19:51:02

    For cutting, sanding, grinding, and working with fiberglass for boat repairs would the 2097 be ideal?

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    1. Ben

      2016-08-10 19:51:02

      The 3M 7093 would be the best option. The filtration is the same however the 7093 has a hard plastic case to protect form sparks or debris that may hit the filter.

  8. Seth

    2016-09-29 21:34:51

    Are these filters good when welding on galvanized steel using a 3M half facepiece respirator?

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    1. Alan

      2016-09-29 21:34:51

      <p>For welding, you may want to look into the 3M 7093: <a href="https://www.pksafety.com/3m70p1fi.html">https://www.pksafety.com/3m70p1fi.html</a></p>
      <p>This particular filter has a plastic shell, so that if sparks were to fall on the filter, it would burn the outside shell and not the filter itself.</p>
      <p> </p>

  9. Jay

    2016-12-07 17:04:15

    I will be using this for woodworking. Does the 2097 offer the same protection as the combination of 6001 cartridge + 2091 filter?

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    1. Alan

      2016-12-07 17:04:15

      The 2097 only provides protection against particulates in the air. So if you're using any chemicals that give off fumes, it will not provide any protection for that.

  10. Yuda

    2017-03-15 00:00:00

    Will this filter(2097) block cigarettes smoke?

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    1. Alan

      2017-03-22 15:24:30

      Yes, this will help reduce cigarette smoke to an extent. If it is a heavy environment, like a casino for example, it might be too much to filter.

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