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Cardinal Health announces the availability of its Smart-Seal surgical mask, designed to enhance fit and help reduce fog on eyewear. The mask is the companys latest addition to its facial protection portfolio and leverages the key design features of the companys Secure-GardÂ® mask while adding enhanced features of fit and fog protection.
The Smart-Seal surgical mask features a patent-pending, "cinch and hug" single-tie design that creates a custom seal around the wearers nose and mouth. The innovative design eliminates gaps between the wearers face and the mask, promoting proper use and helping to reduce contamination risks in the perioperative environment.
The Smart-Seal surgical mask features closed-cell foam and a fog-reducing vapor barrier. It also has a large chamber with two rows of sonic bonds that help keep the mask filter away from the wearers face and minimize distractions.
The Smart-Seal surgical mask provides the highest level of fluid-resistant protection at 160mmHg. In addition, the Smart-Seal surgical mask meets the highest level of bacteria filtration efficiency (BFE) and particulate filtration efficiency (PFE), with BFE equaling 99.9 percent and PFE equaling 99 percent.
"We developed the Smart-Seal surgical mask in direct response to customer indications that fogging was a problem," says Lisa Ashby, president of category management at Cardinal Health. "The Smart-Seal mask offers the next evolution in surgical mask protection, addressing not only fog and fit, but also providing the highest level of filtration and fluid resistance."