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What is a surgical mask? Is it the same as a face mask? | Indiana Face Mask

What is a surgical mask? Is it the same as a face mask?

A surgical mask is a loose-fitting, disposable device that creates a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment. These are often referred to as face masks, although not...
Face Mask, Surgical Mask, and N95 Respirator FAQ | Indiana Face Mask

Face Mask, Surgical Mask, and N95 Respirator FAQ

Q: Which face masks and surgical masks are medical devices regulated by the FDA? A: The FDA regulates face masks, including cloth face coverings, and surgical masks as medical devices when they are marketed for medical purposes. Medical purposes include uses related to COVID-19...
What is an N95 respirator? | Indiana Face Mask

What is an N95 respirator?

An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. The edges of the respirator are designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth. Surgical N95 Respirators are commonly used in healthcare settings and are a subset of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs), often referred to as N95s.
What are best practices when using a face mask, surgical mask, or respirator? | Indiana Face Mask

What are best practices when using a face mask, surgical mask, or respirator?

How to correctly use face masks and respirators: Find information within on Use Instructions, Storage Conditions and Shelf Life, Disposal.  For how long can a face mask or respirator be worn? Should I use a face mask or respirator to help slow the spread of COVID-19?

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