Fake Face Mask Guide for HPAE Members - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Fake Face Mask Guide for HPAE Members

Don’t get fooled by fake hospital masks: A guide on how to tell

Since the Fall 2020, healthcare workers have been reporting to HPAE concerns over highly suspicious ill-fitting, misshapen, sometimes torn and, often, odd-smelling “3M” masks they are being given by their employers while providing care for patients during a pandemic outbreak. Workers have reported to their employers that it is difficult to get proper seal with these masks to ensure they are fully protected. As it turns out, the nation is inundated with fake respirator masks. Here is a guide on how to tell whether the masks you’ve been provided is potentially counterfeit.