Initially designed for healthcare professionals, surgical masks are medical devices (standard EN 14683), whose function is to limit the spread of germs contained in respiratory droplets and secretions from the upper airways.
The surgical mask in practice
A surgical mask consists of three superimposed layers: two outer non-woven layers and an inner filtering layer. Lateral elastic ties fit around the ears to secure the mask to the face. The mask must fit snugly and completely cover the nose and mouth. Caution: surgical masks are single-use, and their effectiveness is limited to a few hours.
An essential protection with surgical masks
Essential in the event of pandemics such as influenza or COVID-19, wearing a surgical mask proves to be very effective in combating the risks of contagion and allows you to effectively protect those around you from possible microbial contamination.