Patuxent Medical Essentials surgical face masks are manufactured from a proven design. They have one layer of medical-grade BFE99 meltblown filter fabric as well as built-in earloops to make sure they stay securely on your face. They are manufactured to the highest industry standards so they can be worn with confidence by EMTs, medics, vets, dentists, doctors, nurses, as well as everyday people.
Airborne diseases are easily transmitted, so it is important that everyone protect themselves from airborne and aerosolized germs as well as from spreading disease.
Surgical masks make sure that the wearer doesn’t spread infections or become infected by airborne contaminants. Studies show that wearing a face mask may reduce infection for patients, medical professionals — really, anyone. According to the FDA, “If worn properly, a surgical mask is meant to help block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatter that may contain germs (viruses and bacteria), keeping it from reaching your mouth and nose. Surgical masks may also help reduce exposure of your saliva and respiratory secretions to others.”
They can be worn in offices, on public transportation or anywhere you are out in the public. Once you are finished wearing the mask, they can be conveniently disposed of with regular waste (unless prohibited by local laws). There is no need to try to re-sterilize them and risk potential infection.