Medline has introduced the Curad® BioMask™, an FDA cleared antiviral face mask that inactivates flu viruses. The Curad BioMask works by using a combination of citric acid, zinc and copper and a hydrophilic coating on the outside that quickly wicks droplets into and away from the outer surface. Viruses are inactivated on this outer layer by exposure to citric acid, which creates a low pH environment. The droplet then lands on the mask’s inner blue layer where influenza viruses are inactivated by copper and zinc, which are toxic to pathogens.
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