What is the difference between sterilized and non-sterilized medical surgical masks?


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2024-03-14

Medical surgical masks are the highest grade and most protective masks in medical masks, and the main difference between sterilized medical surgical masks and non-sterilized medical surgical masks is that sterilized medical surgical masks are sterilized by ethylene oxide, and non-sterilized medical surgical masks are not sterilized by ethylene oxide. Ethylene oxide is toxic to the human body. Sterilized medical surgical masks usually need to be placed for more than 14 days before ethylene oxide can be used in clinical applications.

Medical surgical masks are the highest grade and most protective masks in medical masks, and the main difference between sterilized medical surgical masks and non-sterilized medical surgical masks is that sterilized medical surgical masks are sterilized by ethylene oxide, and non-sterilized medical surgical masks are not sterilized by ethylene oxide. Ethylene oxide is toxic to the human body. Sterilized medical surgical masks usually need to be placed for more than 14 days before ethylene oxide can be used in clinical applications.

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Because the mask is sterilized, sterilized medical surgical masks can be used during any clinical surgery and interventional procedures. The non-sterile medical surgical mask has not been sterilized. Although it has the same anti-virus, bacteria, 0.5 μm particles and anti-body fluid splashing ability as the sterile medical surgical mask, the non-sterile medical surgical mask cannot be used in clinical operations and interventional operations because it has not been sterilized by ethylene oxide. However, in non-surgical and non-interventional clinical work, the non-sterile medical surgical mask protects against viruses, bacteria and particles, the ability to prevent liquid splash is better than the general medical mask. Sterilized medical surgical masks are sterilized by ethylene oxide, so their production cycle is longer than that of non-sterilized medical surgical masks.


Medical surgical masks are sterile and sterilized, both have a good protective effect, but the use of sterilized masks will be more extensive, and the standard requirements for production will be relatively high.


Medical surgical mask is a kind of mask with the highest grade and the strongest protective ability among medical masks. The sterilization and sterilization of medical surgical masks have good protective effects. The main difference between the two is that medical surgical sterilization masks are sterilized by ethylene oxide. The masks sterilized by ethylene oxide can be used in any clinical operation and interventional operation.


The medical surgical mask is sterile without ethylene oxide sterilization, so it can not be used in clinical surgery and interventional operations. Therefore, compared with medical surgical sterilization masks, the scope of use of medical sterile masks is relatively narrow and has limitations. However, the above two masks can be used to defend against viruses, bacteria, particles, etc., and will not affect normal use.


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