What is the FDA Authorized Appendix A list under the EUA, and why is it important?
What is the EUA?
The EUA or Emergency Use Authorization is evoked during public health emergencies like COVID-19. Through this authorization, the Food and Drug Administration tries to make sure that the public and the medical field have enough medical devices to manage the crisis. They do this by allowing unapproved medical products or medical products that are approved for one use to be used in a different setting to prevent shortages.
Surgical Masks and Non-NIOSH Respirators Under Appendix A
Appendix A PPE
There are two products in Appendix A: surgical masks and non-NIOSH respirators that are made in China.
This is important because you want to know that the mask you are wearing is effective- especially in a pandemic.
So, the FDA has tested and continues to test certain categories of masks to get them on Appendix A to say they are approved for use in a medical setting.
How Do Products Get Put on the EUA?
Companies who want their product to be listed and certified under the EUA can apply for their products to be tested. There is a specific testing protocol that the FDA, in collaboration with the CDC, uses in order to approve products.
Is Your KN95 Mask or other PPE Listed Under the EUA?
If you want to check if the products you are using are certified under the EUA and Appendix A, follow the link and scroll to find your brand.
Learn More About EUA, Appendix A, and PPE
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