Why 3M N95 Anti-Pollution Face Masks? What is the “right-fit” for you?

  • Outdoor pollution in China is reaching record highs and poses major health risks, including: cardiopulmonary diseases, respiratory disease, trachea, bronchus and lung cancers.
  • 3M N95 Particulate Respirator Masks offer genuine protection against dangerous pollutants when traveling outdoors.
  • We offer affordable and appropriate professional-grade anti-pollution face masks for you and your family; and have variations suitable for your specific need.
  • Sources on Taobao have been found selling counterfeit masks–Don’t risk your health! We get our stock direct from the manufacturer, which includes certification.
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3M Particulate Respirator N95 8210

  • The 8210 model includes patented filter technology that effectively keeps out PM2.5 particles.
  • Adjustable noseclip and soft nosefoam ensure an appropriate fit and a proper seal for maximum protection.
  • 30rmb per a mask
  • 200rmb for a box of 10




3M 8511

3M Particulate Respirator N95 8511

  • The 8511 model has all the benefits of the 8210 mask as well as additional features for added protection and comfort.
  • 3M Proprietary Cool Flow One-way Valve eases breathing and reduces fogging.
  • Suggested for those who wear the mask with glasses, or have preexisting breathing difficulties.
  • 45rmb per a mask
  • 300rmb for a box of 10

We recently did a test to measure the effectiveness of the different types of masks and the differences in the PM2.5 reduction between a N95 mask, a week-old mask, a N95 with a valve, a surgical mask, and a fashionable cotton mask. The testing was performed on February 21st, 2013 at 6:00pm around East Third Ring Rd, Beijing. The results are illustrated below:


The PM2.5 concentration was measured with a Lighthouse 3016-IAQ. The numbers shown above are the calculated average of two separate samples.

Three distinct conclusions are made apparent from this graph:
1) The cotton mask is extremely ineffective at reducing PM2.5 intake; the mask was not even 50% effective and was 3.8x above the EPA safety standard. It may look fashionable but it won’t keep you safe, especially on a bad day like when we tested.
2) The N95 mask was 88.5% effective at reducing PM2.5 particles, making it the most effective of our subjects and proving its ability to keep you safe from PM2.5 even on horrible pollution days.
3) The N95 masks’ effectiveness will decrease with use; in this case it was close to 50% less effective as its fresh out-of-the-box counterpart. Although the mask is effective, you can’t wear it forever. After about 20hrs of use we suggest changing masks to ensure proper protection.


Contact us for delivery or to come pick up your mask today!

Shanghai phone: +86-(21)-3469-2269
Beijing phone: +86-(10)-8595-0318

e-mail: solutions@purelivingchina.com

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For more information on PM2.5 and how to best deal with China’s Air, see our helpful blog posts:

API? PM10? AQI? Micrograms? What do air quality numbers mean?
How to read the US Consulates’s PM2.5 reports for Shanghai
Q&A: Should I ventilate my home on “bad air” days?
How clean is your office air?
The HEPA vacuum cleaner — an unsung weapon against air pollution
Should I bring 110V air filters to China?
Beijing Air Quality is Officially Beyond “Crazy Bad” — why and what can you do?
Beijing is “Crazy Bad” again

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Why 3M N95 Anti-Pollution Face Masks? What is the “right-fit” for you?

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  2. Dianne says:

    Do your masks come directly from America? I am concerned about fake ones, as it is a problem!

    Thank you.


    • Jack Li says:

      Hi Dianne,

      Unfortunately our masks don’t come from America; however, the vogmasks we carry are designed in America and manufactured in Korea. Our 3M masks on the other hand, all come directly from 3M. We assure you that all of our products are authentic as we have tested the performance of every single product we carry.

      Jack Li

  3. Juan says:

    Hola, en dos seaman sire a vivid a Tianjin, como puedo hacker para comprar sus mascaras?

  4. Max says:


    do your masks have other colors? where can i buy them in shanghai? near people´s square if possible..


    • Jack Li says:

      Hi Max,

      Yes we have many other colours and styles, you can find them on our ‘face mask store’.

      For purchase options, you can either buy them off of our online store or choose to pick up at our office. Our office is approximately 40 mins by subway from people’s square.

      Should you have any other inquiries, please feel free to email solutions@purelivingchina.com

      Kind regards,

  5. James says:

    How long would it take to receive a delivery in Tianjin?
    Also, how can I be sure that the masks are genuine and not counterfeit? It’s difficult to trust an online sales source in China.
    Would the mask be sufficient protection while participating in outdoor physical activities such as cycling and running?
    Thank you,

    • Louie Cheng says:

      Tianjin would be sent out from our Beijing office and take a day or two, max.

      All of our equipment is from the manufacturer directly or from authorized dealers. It doesn’t stand that we would risk our reputation in the community to save a few rmb on masks, which is not our main business but rather a service requested by clients.

      For running, you would want a balance between breathability and protection. Look for the 3m N95 with valve (8540 I believe) or the Vogmask. You can contact us here on the website, which may be faster than through comments. Thanks -

  6. Ralph Davis says:

    Are your masks available for sale in toronto Ontario Canada – and if so, where?

    • Andrew M says:

      Hi Ralph,

      Our offices are located in Beijing and Shanghai, China, and we compliment our main air quality testing/consulting services by selling PM2.5 protection masks to the local community.

      For a similar product in North America, I would suggest going to 3M’s website and looking for local vendors.

      Hope this helps,


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