Protective Face Mask
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The RCAI face mask is designed to provide a physical barrier to limit the cycle of infection transmitted through respiratory droplets. Corona virus is primarily spread through respiratory droplet transmission.
The RCAI mask is not intended to be sold as a surgical mask and is not regulated as a surgical mask. It is best described as: an intimate fitting, reusable mask created for individual use that acts as physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment. A face mask, by design, does not filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs, sneezes, or certain medical procedures. Masks are designed 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.
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 all face masks are regulated as surgical masks. Note that the edges of the mask are not designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth.
An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. Note that 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.
The similarities among surgical masks and surgical N95s are: