Worsening smog sees N95 masks almost sold out

Lee Chi Leong

A general view of Putrajaya, shrouded in smoke yesterday. N95 face masks are selling out fast in stores as they are recommended for use. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Nazir Sufari, September 18, 2019.

N95 face masks, the recommended mask for protection against smoke from forest fires, are selling out quickly based on a check at six different stores at two shopping malls yesterday.

Even surgical masks are running low, despite expert advice that these do not offer protection from particulate matter, sales reps at the stores told The Malaysian Insight.

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