Blueflame’s Class I Non-Woven, Non-Sterile Face Masks, often called “surgical masks,” are disposable face masks commonly used for surgical, isolation, dental, or medical procedures. During the Covid-19 pandemic, disposable face masks provide protection for the general public and for medical workers in lower-risk situations. Surgical masks are not intended to be worn more than once.
According to the FDA, “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. . . . Surgical masks are not to be shared and may be labeled as surgical, isolation, dental, or medical procedure masks. . . . 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. While a surgical mask may be effective in blocking splashes and large-particle droplets, 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. Surgical masks also do not provide complete protection from germs and other contaminants because of the loose fit between the surface of the face mask and your face.”
Blueflame Medical’s Class I Non-Woven, Non-Sterile Face Masks are CE certified and meet FDA and CDC guidelines for low-risk facial covering. While brand name may change at any time, Blueflame guarantees all of its Non-Woven, Non-Sterile Face Masks are vetted twice for quality assurance and best practice in line with these standards.