Healthcare and aid workers fighting the spread of Ebola with the help of 3M™ Disposable Respirators.
Many types of workers, including health care workers play a key role in the successful containment of outbreaks of infectious diseases like Ebola. These brave individuals require effective protection that helps them remain healthy throughout an outbreak.
Many healthcare workers have found a crucial piece of protection in the fight against Ebola to be respiratory protection. And 3M has been an industry-leader in disposable particulate respirators since 1972. The World Health Organization recommends the use of respiratory protection during certain medical and lab procedures involving suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola virus.
3M particulate respirators are relied upon worldwide to help filter bacteria and viruses and help protect people from harmful airborne dust. In West Africa, particulate respirators are helping to provide the protection workers need to do their jobs effectively.
That's why 3M donated nearly one million respirators to help aid workers fight the spread of Ebola. Project HOPE, MAP International and Direct Relief International distributed N95 3M disposable respirators to workers in Sierra Leone and surrounding areas. We hope those in affected areas can breathe a bit easier knowing they have protective help.