N95 masks at a 3M laboratory. 3M retains the right to export Chinese-made “filtering facepiece respirators” to the US. Photo: Reuters

US regulator pulls approval for dozens of companies making respirators in China

  • The US Food and Drug Administration determined that many of the made-in-China N95-style masks filter out less than 95 per cent of particulate matter
  • The approved number of manufacturers dropped to 14 from 86
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
N95 masks at a 3M laboratory. 3M retains the right to export Chinese-made “filtering facepiece respirators” to the US. Photo: Reuters
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