Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, wearing a face mask has now become the norm for everyday life outside of the home. Whether you are going to school, work or to the grocery store, so many places are making face coverings a requirement to enter their establishment in an attempt to decrease the spread of the virus.
Before COVID-19 you would typically only see healthcare workers wearing a surgical mask, but now everybody is trying to get their hands on them. This has not only decreased the supplies of mask but has increased the price you pay for them. The shortage of masks have forced us to reuse them until they are soiled but that does not mean we should neglect cleaning and sanitizing them between each use.
So, how do we do that? How do we clean and sanitize our surgical mask?
According to Johns Hopkins, “disposable, surgical masks cannot be laundered or cleaned and should be thrown away when it is visibly soiled or damaged.”
Because soap and water are not an option, UVC sanitization has become a method in the hospital setting to disinfect masks in order for their employees to get multiple uses out of them.
That same UVC technology is not only available to hospitals, but can also be available to YOU in YOUR home. Watch how we disinfect a surgical mask using The Liviliti Paptizer, eliminating 99.9% of bacteria, germs, and viruses in as little as 3 minutes.
Watch the video below to see how hospitals are utilizing UVC disinfection to reuse surgical masks.
Sources: Johns Hopkins