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Smart Living Clean face mask: How to properly disinfect your mask

21:50  26 july  2020
21:50  26 july  2020 Source:   cosmopolitan.de

How often should you clean a cloth face mask?

  How often should you clean a cloth face mask? Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, with Sutter Health, gives tips on wearing masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

Mundschutzmaske waschen und desinfizieren © provided by COSMOPOLITAN Wash and disinfect face mask Is your face mask in use every day now? Then you should wash, clean and disinfect them regularly. We have the instructions.

face masks protect us and others during the corona pandemic. Since we wear it so close to the mouth and nose every day, it is important that it stays clean. Because even when wearing, bacteria accumulate on and in the mask. Therefore, disinfection is extremely important when reusing the face mask.

Clean and disinfect the face mask: Methods and instructions In the oven In the washing machine With an iron With boiling water 1. Clean the face mask in the oven

The face mask can be placed in the oven at 80 degrees for 30 minutes to kill the COVID-19 viruses .

properly clean mouth and nose mask - how to disinfect it at home

 properly clean mouth and nose mask - how to disinfect it at home © Veronika Bures properly clean mouth and nose mask - how to disinfect it Veronika Bures The obligation to wear an mouth and nose mask in certain public areas, is now up to date all over Germany. Many choose the dense cotton version. Your advantages: Not only are they usually printed in colorful colors, they can also be used multiple times.

2. Wash the self-made face mask in the washing machine

If the face mask is made of a robust material, it can be washed at 60 degrees in the washing machine to kill the virus.

3. Ironing a self-sewn mouthguard

Ironing the fabric mouthguard hot also kills the COVID-19 viruses.

4. Boil the self-sewn face mask hot

The fabric mask can also be boiled in a hot water bath and thus disinfected. Disinfect

face mask: how often?

Depending on how many masks you have available, you should wash them as often as possible. In the best case after each wear!

Wash face mask: this is why it is important

If the face mask is reused, its protective function suffers, for example if you touch the inside with your hands and contaminate them. Or if you put them in a closed container for storage in which bacteria develop. Disinfectants can also impair the function of the mask - so please never try to clean the face mask with disinfectant!

Important to know: scientists and experts do not recommend these steps. There is no official advice. However, any measure that helps against bacteria and viruses is advisable to keep us all healthy. More Corona tips and news!

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