Traditional masks are designed to block bodily fluids and particulate materials away from the wearer’s face. The ClearMask™ brand serves the same functions as traditional masks and provides a full, anti-fog plastic barrier, which helps prevent particles or droplets from getting through.
The ClearMask™ transparent surgical mask is not airtight along the sides of the mask, where air circulation occurs, thus allowing for comfort and breathability. All traditional masks have gaps on the sides, so this design is not entirely unique to the ClearMask™ brand.
The ClearMask™ High Filtration Transparent Surgical Mask uses a filter material on the top and bottom portions of the mask, allowing for improved filtration and closer fit to the face, offering the ClearMask™ brand's strongest protection yet. The device provides high bacterial and particulate filtration efficiency. The ClearMask™ high filtration brand is not the same as an N95 respirator. Only NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are designed to fully filter with a complete seal when fit-tested and properly worn. For more information, please visit here.
For more information, please refer to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website regarding masks and respirators, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's comparison on surgical masks and respirators.