Export quality standards for non-medical masks for kids are also becoming stricter

  • 2021-09-01
  • 1709

In terms of protective performance, children's protective masks require no less than 95% particulate filtering efficiency and no less than 90% protective effect. Children's health masks require a filtering efficiency of at least 90 percent for particulate matter and 95 percent for bacteria.

In terms of comfort performance, considering the respiratory characteristics of children at the physiological stage of development, children's protective masks require that the expiratory resistance and inspiratory resistance should not be higher than 45Pa. Children's health masks require ventilation resistance of no more than 30Pa. In terms of comfort, the standard recommends the use of an adjustable mask strap.

In terms of safety performance, the mask should be able to cover the mouth, nose and jaw safely and firmly. There should be no sharp points and edges that can be touched, and it should not significantly affect the vision. Masks should not be made of recycled materials or materials that can cause adverse reactions, and should not be bleached with chlorine.

Masks are required to be equipped with breathing valves, which should be firm and not deformed, and the internal parts should not fall off; Lace-up mask straps should not be used; Nose clip should withstand 20 fold in half without fracture; Mask inner material should not be printed or dyed.

The standard strictly stipulates the residue of harmful substances, formaldehyde content is not higher than 20mg/kg; The printing pattern on the outer layer of masks should not fade, and aromatic ammonia dyes that can decompose carcinogenic are prohibited. Ethylene oxide sterilization residue shall not be higher than 2μg/g; No transferable fluorescent whitening substance shall be detected. The standards also stipulate that microbial indicators should meet the requirements of disposable sanitary products.

At the same time, the Technical Specification recommended national standards for the use of children's masks give clear safety warnings.

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