How to disinfect and reuse used masks

Methods of repeated use of masks:

1. Boil the water in a pot. After boiling, put the used mask on the steamer for more than 3 minutes (mask does not contact with water, similar to steamed bread), and then put it in a clean container to dry.

2. Spray both sides of the mask with 75% medical alcohol and dry it.

3. When there is no one in the room, the ultraviolet lamp can be used to irradiate for 10 minutes.

Generally, it is not necessary to disinfect the disposable respirator, especially can not be washed with water. In case of special circumstances, reuse of masks can be considered. Only for medical surgical masks and N95 masks, those masks that are not qualified by themselves are not recommended to be reused. It is not recommended to wear reusable masks to the hospital. It can be used when going to work, wandering, shopping, shopping, etc.


The mask should be disinfected according to the product manual, and pay attention to unfolding the mask. Do not put wet dishes and chopsticks in the tableware disinfection cabinet, and do not use the heating function (to avoid safety problems). Before wearing again, carefully check whether there is damage or aging of parts. After ultraviolet disinfection, the performance of the mask will be affected to a certain extent. Therefore, it is recommended to discard the mask after disinfection once.

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