3M 8233 N100 Particulate Respirator (Each)

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The 3M 8233 N100 Particulate respirator may be referred to as the 3M Lead Mask, the 3M Lead Dust Respirator, or the 3M Lead Dust Mask. The 8233 N100 Particulate Respirator is for those who want NIOSH's highest rated filter efficiency in a maintenance-free mask. The N100 rating indicates that this mask is 99.97% effective against particles .3 microns and larger. Each mask is individually wrapped to prevent contamination. If you are also looking for a reliable filter for protection against toxic dusts, lead, and asbestos, and for mold remediation or cleanup, use the 3m 2097 filters that fit on the 3M 6000, 3M 7500 Series half masks, and the 3M 6000 full-face respirators.

The 3M 8233 N100 is approved for lead abatement, metal fumes produced from welding, certain radioactive particulate material, and non-oil containing mists. Recent recommendations from the CDC include avian flu and swine flu, though N95 masks are also recommended and may be just as good and a whole lot cheaper.

The Cool-Flow exhalation valve helps keep the mask cool and dry. A soft inner face seal conforms to your face, offering a better than average seal for a disposable mask. Not approved for asbestos.

This mask has been a popular choice for protection against avian flu, swine flu, tuberculosis / TB, and SARS. The 3M 8233 Respirator compares to the now discontinued 9970 Respirator. The 9970 mask was rated as a HEPA filtered mask. Since then, NIOSH has changed this designation to either N100 (no oil) or P100 (resists oil). Another cross would be the 3M 8293 Mask, which carries the P100 rating. We don't stock that mask, but it can be ordered by request.

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Price $8.95
SKU MMM01-8233
Weight 0.2000
Protection From Most Dusts, Lead, Mold
Size No
Brand 3M
MPN 8233
UPC 50051138541434
Color White
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  1. B

    2014-04-07 21:22:44

    Hi, what is the life expectancy of these masks? Like the 3M 2097 and 7093 as well as the 8233... Thanks

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    1. Justin

      2014-04-07 21:22:44

      The answer is that it depends on the environment you’re using them in. Disposable masks like the 8233 or filters like the 2097 and 7093 block particles, and they don’t stop blocking particles as they get used. But like a colander that gets clogged, less and less air can make it past the mask, and you’ll notice it is harder and harder to breath. If this happens, you’ll know when it’s time to change out the filter.<br>
      If you don’t have that much dust or particulate matter floating around, the filters that attach to a reusable respirator mask (the 2097 and 7093) will last for several weeks if kept clean. The 2097 has a layer of activated charcoal to remove bad smells, and that can be rendered useless even in ambient air if it is exposed to things like fumes from paint thinner. Store them in a plastic bag to extend their life. <br>
      The disposable 8233 can be used for about a week as long as no damage occurs to the face seal and it doesn’t become hard to breathe through.

  2. C

    2015-04-24 21:06:39

    Can u sleep in this mask? Also is there a recommended mask to sleep in if a person has severe allergy symptoms at night? Thanks and God bless!...

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    1. Chris

      2015-04-24 21:06:39

      The 3M 8233 HEPA respirator mask could certainly be worn while sleeping. It would be best if you were sleeping on your back, as the mask should cause no interference in that position. Sleeping on your side may work as well. That will be more dependent on what type of pillow you are using. For instance, a great many people are able to use CPAP machines in just such a scenario. The thing to keep an eye on is the face to mask seal. The filtration efficiency of the 3M 8233 would be wasted if the mask was not making a good seal.

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