Researchers conclude that homemade masks and some medical masks can withstand simple disinfection without significantly reducing their effectiveness. A new study has found that disinfecting homemade masks by heating them may not significantly reduce their effectiveness — and that some medical masks can undergo this process and still be effective.
The research, published in the Journal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection, may be valuable for reducing the pressure on stocks of medical masks during the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic.
COVID-19 and face masks..
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus that causes COVID-19, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is primarily transmitted by coughing and sneezing. Droplets of saliva and discharge from the nose can carry the virus. It can be directly passed on if, for example, someone with the infection coughs or sneezes, and another person in close proximity breathes in the resulting droplets.…………. Continue Reading…….