Disposable oxygen masks offers a medium to transfer breathing oxygen gas from a storage tank to the lungs. They feature a soft, air-filled cuff to allow a close fit to the patient’s face with an easy grip and a dome with thumb rest, supplied with hook ring. Cushion and mask dome are made up of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride).
Disposable oxygen mask are wore on the face to protect nose & mouth from harmful gases and viruses in the environment that tend to cause infection. In healthcare sector, researchers and physicians usually wear disposable oxygen masks for safety from airborne infections.
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Moreover, disposable face masks are also used by patients suffering from diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and others. On the basis of product, disposable oxygen mask are available in the market as pediatric disposable oxygen masks and adult disposable oxygen masks.
For instance, according to the World Health Organization Forum of International Respiratory Societies 2017 report, around 65 million people suffer from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and 3 million die each year from COPD, making it the third major cause of death around the globe.Same report also revealed that around 334 million people suffer from asthma, the most common chronic disease in children affecting 14% of the children, globally. Lung cancer was the cause of death of 1.6 million people each year and pneumonia affects millions of people, annually which is the leading cause of death among the children below 5 years.
Moreover, increasing urbanization and industrialization is leading to poor air quality, which is playing vital factor in rising respiratory diseases and. For instance, according to the World Health Organization 2018 report, 4.2 million deaths every year are caused due to exposure to outdoor air pollution. Also, outdoor air pollution in both rural areas and cities was estimated to cause 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2016. Owing to these factors, physicians advise patients for oxygen therapy using oxygen masks, which is propelling the global disposable oxygen market growth. However, availability of alternative products in the market such as nasal cannula are expected to hinder growth of disposable oxygen masks market size.
Medline Industries, Inc., HEYER Medical AG, Dynarex, Drive Medical, Ambu A/S, Besmed Health Business Corp, BLS Systems Limited, Flexicare Medical Limited, and VYAIRE MEDICAL INC.
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