Here's what you need to know about high-filtration masks and where to get them

Published January 13, 2022 at 8:49 AM EST
Employees make respirator masks at a family-owned medical equipment factory in Miami in February 2021.
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Employees make respirator masks at a family-owned medical equipment factory in Miami in February 2021.

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