Homeland Security seizes 10M counterfeit N95 masks

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Federal agents have seized some 10 million counterfeit 3M N95 respirator masks in recent weeks, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Wednesday.
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Federal agents have seized some 10 million counterfeit N95 respirator masks in recent weeks, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced Wednesday.

The masks, which fit more closely to the face and are more effective than standard surgical masks or cloth masks, are widely used by healthcare professionals to give them added protection as they treat COVID-19 patients.

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Speaking during a news conference, Mayorkas said the Department of Homeland Security has worked with N95 manufacturer 3M to prevent the counterfeit…
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