Canadian supplier of certified masks passes Level 1 ASTM tests
by CM Staff
Inno Lifecare passed the ASTM Level 1 test for their masks that will be both produced and available in Canada
PORT COQUITLAM, BC — Inno Lifecare, the PPE division of global confectionery producer and distributer Inno Foods, announced on July 3 that their new line of protective masks have passed the ASTM Level 1 test.
They will be going into production on their Level 1 masks immediately and are expecting to pass the ASTM Level 2 and 3 tests within the next week, so they can begin producing as soon as possible.
ASTM International is an international standards organization that sets the preferred international standard in healthcare for best practices inclusive of testing and requirements for the performance of materials.
The difference between ASTM Level 1, 2 and 3 masks:
ASTM Level 1 masks provide 95% bacterial and particulates filtration efficiency and are used for general use in medical practice for patient and staff isolation in short procedures and exams that don’t involve aerosols, spray or fluids.
ASTM Level 2 masks provide moderate barrier protection with 98% bacterial and particulates filtration efficiency for low to moderate levels of aerosols, spray and/or fluids.
ASTM Level 3 masks provide maximum barrier protection with 98% bacterial and particulates filtration efficiency for heavy levels of aerosols, spray and/or fluids, and are used in surgery and in sterile environments to protect against high-risk fluid exposure.