Coronavirus Tips: How To Disinfect And Reuse N95 Masks?

MiscellaneousBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamJun 09, 2020

N95 is known to be the most effective mask to avoid coronavirus. The fame of this mask has arisen in front of doctors around the world. In such a situation, there is no other option, but to wear this mask carefully. The cases of coronavirus victims are increasing day by day. To avoid this, the N-95 mask is being described as the most effective. But it has created an enormous controversy in markets and hospitals. Doctors are forced to wear the same mask again and again. The correct way to clean the mask: Hydrogen peroxide kills the microbes that accumulate on the mask. Researchers told that they had cleaned thousands of masks so far using this technique. But there is no concrete conclusion as to how many times the mask can be used.

Mask is necessary to prevent the virus

  • Personal protective equipment such as respirators, masks, eye masks, gloves and gowns are essential for healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients. Viruses are mainly spread through respiratory droplets. If any doctors and nurses get sick, then the people taking care of the patients will reduce. So they must use clean masks. Researchers said that great care should be taken while cleaning the mask.
  • Researchers believe that it is dangerous for both doctors and patients to wear the mask used many times. To avoid this problem, researchers have tried to clean the mask, which doctors can wear again. The researchers said that it is quite easy to clean the mask in the lab. Masks can be cleaned using hydrogen peroxide. About 500 masks can be washed at a time. A mask can be used 30 times after washing.

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