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Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

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Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

What stores have a big selection of face masks for air pollution? The convenience stores I’ve been to only carry a few options and most don’t have an “N” rating above N95.

Also, if you happen to know of any face mask models that are proven to be particularly effective, I would love to learn about them. Presently, from my research, I’m leaning towards the Respro Ultralight or a 3M (9332, 9501, or 9001v).

Thank you.

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JHL
Seoul, South Korea
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1. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Pharmacies will have good ones.

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2. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

The handful of pharmacies I checked didn’t have masks with ratings above N94. I’ll keep checking more out though. Thanks.

Helsinki, Finland
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3. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Have you checked Daiso/다이소?

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4. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Not yet. I’ve seen a few but never went in. Is this the same Daiso from Japan or a Korean brand of the same name.

Helsinki, Finland
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5. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Yes, the same chain.

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6. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Alright, thanks. Will check it next time I pass by one.

California
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7. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Try bigger retailers like Home Mart or even Lotte Mart.

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8. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Had not heard of Home Mart . Thanks.

Seoul, South Korea
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9. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Oddly, I actually saw on in a subway station vending machine the K94 mask. Big sticker advertising it (in the machine near the bathrooms). This was random station near my house on Line 9. Just keep your eye out there.

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10. Re: Stores for Air Pollution Face Masks

Thank you for that. And I’ve been mispeaking this whole time: I meant K-rating, not N-rating.

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