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NIOSH Items: We only sell brand new respirators, filters, and dust masks from US based manufacturers. Since it can be difficult to determine if a respirator or mask has been used or even just tried on, for the protection of our customers, we do not accept NIOSH returns.
The low maintenance NIOSH-approved 3M 6000 Series Full Facepiece Respirator is light and well-balanced. An innovative lens design offers a wide field of vision. With limited spare parts, cleaning and care of the face piece are fast and simple. Accepts all 6000 Series cartridges and 2000 Series filters found on our Filters & Cartridges page. If your job does not require a full face respirator, consider purchasing the 3M Half Face Respirator, the 3M 7500 Respirator, or the Asbestos Mask, especially if you are working on older heating vents or ducts, popcorn ceilings, automotive brake linings or pipe insulation. The 3M 6000 Lead and Asbestos Mask Combination is our most recommended and popular respirator package for lead and asbestos protection.
Face piece only - Filters sold separately.
A full face respirator offers many advantages over using a half mask respirator. First, allowing only filtered air to touch your eyes and enter your lungs can be a good thing. For instance, when working with mold, spores can enter through the eyes, causing irritation and disease.
Second, the polycarbonate lens is rated as primary eye protection, meaning that you don't need safety glasses when wearing one. If you wear prescription eyewear, a 3M 6878 Spectacle Kit is offered to fit inside the mask. Wearing contact lenses is discouraged.
Third, is the higher protection factor offered by a full face respirator. In the case of a half mask respirator, the assembly is rated for 10X the PEL or Permissible Exposure Limit. That is, if the PEL for a particular dust or vapor is 5mg/m3, the half mask user may be exposed to 10X that amount. But with a full face respirator, because of the inherently better fit, you may use it up to 50X the PEL. The fit is better because the sealing surfaces against the skin are on the smooth parts of the face, rather than having to work around the nose. As with all masks, facial hair will compromise the seal, and the protection will be reduced or eliminated.
Mask comes with a peel off clear lens cover to protect it from paint and debris. Additional lens covers can be ordered.
6700 - Small
6800 - Medium
6900 - Large