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 News Release - January 31, 2012

Cardinal Health Introduces Smart-Seal(TM) Surgical Mask

Fog-Reduction Technology, "Cinch-And-Hug" Single-Tie Design Provide Highest Level of Protection

DUBLIN, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2012 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cardinal Health today announced the availability of its Smart-Seal™ surgical mask, designed to enhance fit and help reduce fog on eyewear. The mask is the company's latest addition to its facial protection portfolio and leverages the key design features of the company's Secure-Gard® mask while adding enhanced features of fit and fog protection.

The Smart-Seal™ surgical mask features a patent-pending, "cinch and hug" single-tie design that creates a custom seal around the wearer's nose and mouth. The innovative design eliminates gaps between the wearer's face and the mask, promoting proper use and helping to reduce contamination risks in the perioperative environment.

The Smart-Seal™ surgical mask features closed-cell foam and a fog-reducing vapor barrier. It also has a large chamber with two rows of sonic bonds that help keep the mask filter away from the wearer's face and minimize distractions.

The Smart-Seal™ surgical mask provides the highest level of fluid-resistant protection at 160mmHg. In addition, the Smart-Seal™ surgical mask meets the highest level of bacteria filtration efficiency (BFE) and particulate filtration efficiency (PFE), with BFE equaling 99.9 percent and PFE equaling 99 percent.

"We developed the Smart-Seal™ surgical mask in direct response to customer indications that fogging was a problem," said Lisa Ashby, president, Category Management at Cardinal Health. "The Smart-Seal™ mask offers the next evolution in surgical mask protection, addressing not only fog and fit, but also providing the highest level of filtration and fluid resistance."

To learn more about the Smart-Seal™ surgical mask, visit or contact Scott Harrison at 1-847-887-2346 or; Mark Jones at 1-847-887-4543 or; or your local Cardinal Health surgical products sales representative.

About Cardinal Health

Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH ) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

Source: Cardinal Health

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