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When we usually go out and encounter severe flu, or when the wind and sand are severe, we usually choose to wear a mask. Wearing a mask can help us solve many problems. However, the mask will get dirty if it is used for a long time and there will be bacteria. How should we clean the mask? How to reuse masks? Let me share with you the method of cleaning masks, I hope it can help you. How to sterilize disposable face mask? Let us take a look.
This passage is going to talk about the followings of how to sterilize disposable face mask:
The latest research found that it is safe to properly disinfect protective masks at home.
A new study found that disinfecting by heating homemade masks may not significantly reduce their effectiveness-and some medical masks can go through this process and still be effective. This is a study published in the Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection.
Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a cloth mask when it is difficult or impossible to maintain a 6-foot distance between people.
They urged people to make their own masks and prepare surgical masks and N-95 respirators for medical staff. The author of the study cited previous studies, which proved that heating the mask to 70 ℃ (158 ℉) can effectively kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Although other disinfection techniques have proven to be effective, anyone with a stove can heat it.
1. Cleaning. First rub the gauze mask gently with warm water and soap. The bowl-shaped mask can be gently brushed with a soft brush dipped in detergent, and then rinsed with clean water. Please be careful not to rub it hard, because if the warp and weft gap of the gauze is too large, it will lose its anti-dropping effect.
2. Disinfection. Soak the cleaned mask in 2% peracetic acid solution for 30 minutes or boil it in boiling water for 20 minutes or steam it in a steamer for 15 minutes, and then dry it for later use. This method is suitable for gauze masks and bowl-shaped masks.
3. Check. Before using again, you should carefully check whether the masks and face shields are still in good condition. For gauze masks and face shields, you can take the light transmission method, that is, take the light in front of the lamp to see if there are obvious light spots. The middle part and the edge part are transparent. Is the rate consistent? If in doubt, replace it with a new one.
In any case, masks and masks are generally updated after cleaning 3 to 7 times, and masks of particularly good quality can be cleaned 10 times. Activated carbon adsorption masks should pay attention to regular replacement of the activated carbon interlayer. If the activated carbon interlayer is not replaceable, it should be replaced after 7 to 14 days. This type of mask cannot be reused after cleaning.
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