NOTE: This is NOT a P100 filter. It does not protect against airborne particulate such as viruses.
The 3M 6001 Organic Vapor Cartridge is NIOSH approved for a wide variety of organic vapors. The 3M 6001 attaches to the 3M 6000 Half Face Respirator and 7500 Series masks. If your job requires wearing a respirator for long periods of time, consider getting a 3M 7500 Respirator. Each cartridge contains granulated charcoal that is treated to absorb organic vapors from the air passing through as you inhale. Used mainly to protect against solvents, such as those in oil-based paints. Others would include paint thinner, lacquer thinner, turpentine and fuel vapors. Also absorbs bad smells.
Ideal for non-urethane spray painting (urethane paints that contain isocyanates which cannot be filtered out). For paint spray and pesticide applications, use with a prefilter such as the 5P71 or 5N11 and 501 Filter Retainer.
Use the 3M 2097 Filters that fit on the 3M 6000/3M 7500 Series half masks, and the 3M 6000 Full Face Respirators for protection against toxic dusts, lead, and asbestos, and for mold cleanup and remediation.