WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- A child-size, single-use
face mask to help prevent the spread of germs in hospitals and
other health care settings has been approved by the U.S. Food and
The mask is designed to prevent transmission of bacteria,
viruses and other germs by children aged 5 years to 12 years. The
product is specially designed for children, who do not breathe as
forcefully as adults, the FDA noted in a news release.
The mask comes with important instructions for proper fitting by
an adult, the agency said. The product shouldn't be used on
children with symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pain, chest
pressure, dizziness or confusion.
The mask is produced by Kimberly-Clark, based in Dallas.
FDA has more about this approval.