How to effectively sanitize the mask

There’s that old saying that cleanliness comes next to godliness. The notion that the human race has a moral obligation to keep ourselves, our homes, and our workspaces clean couldn’t get a more resounding yes than in today’s context of Covid-19.

That’s right. The “C” word has taken over the world with masks, hand sanitizers, and stay home orders becoming the norm.

As the mask becomes an unavoidable part of our defense armory against the COVID-19, sanitizing and cleaning the mask becomes imperative. Health experts recommend a few measures to increase longevity and maintain a hygienic mask.

  • Isolation of the mask after immediate use – Following a visit from the outside, the mask should be kept at a place away from the reach of other people. Kirsten Koehler, an associate professor of environmental health and engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, warns, “You don’t want to be leaving it on the kitchen counter or the coffee table where other people may inadvertently be handling it.”
  • Keeping the hands clean: It is suggested that the user should wash their hand after wearing and taking off the mask. The WHO guideline of 20s washing should be followed here.

There are some masks that are disposable after a single-use, then there are the N95 masks, and the recent rise of homemade masks have made the availability and reach feasible.

  • To clean your homemade mask, run it through the washing machine and dryer after use. The water may or may not be to be hot, but make sure to use laundry detergent.
  • Alternative methods of handwashing should be done using soap or antiseptic liquids.
  • In order to kill the virus, put the mask into a paper bag, and leave it in a warm place for at least two days. It will make the virus inactive, and you will have zero chance of contracting the infection
  • Homemade masks should be made out of kitchen towels, as according to a study published in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparednesshomemade masks made from that material proved to be the most effective at removing particles.
  •  T-shirts or pillowcases may be the best choice as they can provide a better fit by stretching. Avoid using old fabrics because washing and drying may stretch the pores, allowing more particles to get in.
  • Some videos of NHS workers show opening the mask with the help of an airtight container will reduce the contraction chances.

Related Stories

All The Updates Regarding Release Date Of Arthdal Chronicles Season:2. How Will Tanya And Eunseon Meet & How Will They Romance?

The Birthday Chronicles Season 2 is a Korean drama. It will drop one more time on Netflix for its audience across the world. The...

What Is The Release Date of Haikyuu Season 5 And What Are New Updates?

The appreciated Haikyu! , manga made concrete thanks to the hard work of Haruichi Furudate, is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports-related paper...

Dollar Hope Amidst Corona Virus Lockdown

The US dollar value reduces a bit this Friday, providing relief to all the shareholders. The lower curve of the dollar comes amidst the...

Rising Curve of the Dating Sites

Love in the times of a pandemic! The dating apps have seen a remarkable rise in the number of users amidst the lockdown period...

Tension Mounts as Trump Announces Opening Up America Again.

Amidst America becoming the epicenter of Covid-19 Outbreak, Trump announces plans to reopen the state economies in the upcoming months. The POTUS has sent...

Sportsmanship In times Of Corona.

Whether it is football, soccer, basketball, hockey, or cricket, the spirit of sportsmanship never falters in the time of crisis. A remarkable instance of...

Dip in the sales of Amazon

Amazon.com Inc sales have been affected in the recent wake of the pandemic outbreak, reports Feedvisor’s customer sales survey. Under the guidelines to contain...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

What Is The Release Date of Haikyuu Season 5 And What Are New Updates?

The appreciated Haikyu! , manga made concrete thanks to...

Dollar Hope Amidst Corona Virus Lockdown

The US dollar value reduces a bit this Friday,...