How Long Can We Use One Mask? | Mednet Direct
How Long Can We Use One Mask?

We tackle another important question...how many times should you use the same mask?

Well, this answer depends on the type of mask you’re wearing, which we have covered in a previous post, which you can read HERE.

Picture this - it’s been a long day of running much-needed errands, and it just so happens that everyone else decided to go out this day too! Even though it’s crowded in every store you visit, you feel better knowing that you have your mask, gloves, and trusty hand-sanitizer with you!

Now you’re finally back home after your grocery run, and can now safely remove your mask! Remember to carefully remove it starting at the ears, or the head and neck. Do NOT touch your nose, mouth, or eyes during this part. 

Once your mask is safely off, you must now decide what to do with it. If it is a disposable mask, all you have to do is throw it away in a trash bag or other safe waste receptacle! 

If it is a cloth mask, however, you must sanitize it with some sort of disinfecting spray, such as Lysol. Once this is done, you must wash it in the washer, preferably by itself. Then afterwards, leave it out to dry.

It is important to understand the effectiveness of High-grade Disposable masks vs. cloth masks. Cloth masks allow much more to slip through and possibly spread viruses to the wearer. This is why we strongly recommend our high-quality filtering disposable masks. Our masks filter out up to 95% of virus particles, while even higher-grade cloth masks filter out less than that. Then there is the issue of having to continuously wash and reuse them. View our graphic below on the effectiveness of different types of masks.

We tackle another important question...how many times should you use the same mask?

Well, this answer depends on the type of mask you’re wearing, which we have covered in a previous post, which you can read HERE.

Picture this - it’s been a long day of running much-needed errands, and it just so happens that everyone else decided to go out this day too! Even though it’s crowded in every store you visit, you feel better knowing that you have your mask, gloves, and trusty hand-sanitizer with you!

Now you’re finally back home after your grocery run, and can now safely remove your mask! Remember to carefully remove it starting at the ears, or the head and neck. Do NOT touch your nose, mouth, or eyes during this part. 

Once your mask is safely off, you must now decide what to do with it. If it is a disposable mask, all you have to do is throw it away in a trash bag or other safe waste receptacle! 

If it is a cloth mask, however, you must sanitize it with some sort of disinfecting spray, such as Lysol. Once this is done, you must wash it in the washer, preferably by itself. Then afterwards, leave it out to dry.

It is important to understand the effectiveness of High-grade Disposable masks vs. cloth masks. Cloth masks allow much more to slip through and possibly spread viruses to the wearer. This is why we strongly recommend our high-quality filtering disposable masks.

Our masks filter out up to 95% of virus particles, while even higher-grade cloth masks filter out less than that. Then there is the issue of having to continuously wash and reuse them. View our post HERE to see our in-depth graphic covering effectiveness of each type.

At the end of the day, cloth masks can't provide nearly as much protection as masks such as the KN95 or 3-Ply Surgical Masks that we provide. If you haven't already, consider making the switch today, and save yourself tons of cleaning time, and know that you are giving yourself the best protection!

  • Jul 22, 2020
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