In daily life, many people do not wear masks correctly! So how to take off the mask correctly? What are the mistakes not to make when wearing a mask? In particular, everyone has always been puzzled, how should the mask be stored after it is taken off? [The following popular science knowledge of masks is only applicable to ordinary medical masks or medical surgical masks worn in ordinary life and work scenes. 】
Wear a mask, don't make these mistakes!
1. Do not change the mask for a long time
The inside of the mask easily adheres to substances such as protein and water exhaled by the human body, which leads to the growth of bacteria. The "Guidelines for the Public and Key Occupational Groups to Wear Masks (August 2021)" recommends that the cumulative wearing time of each mask should not exceed 8 hours.
2. Wear deformed, damp or dirty masks
When the mask is dirty, deformed, damaged, or smells, the protective performance will be reduced and need to be replaced in time.
3. Wear multiple masks at the same time
Wearing multiple masks not only cannot effectively increase the protective effect, but also increases breathing resistance and may damage the tightness of the mask.
4. Wearing of children's masks
When buying children’s masks, you should check the applicable age, implementation standards, and product categories of the product. You should also choose a face-size mask based on the effect of the child’s try-on. Due to the risk of suffocation, children’s masks are not suitable for infants under three years of age. .
Therefore, the personal protection of infants and children under three years of age should be passive protection, and parents should try to avoid taking their children to crowded public places.
5. Recycling of disposable masks
Using steaming, boiling, and spraying alcohol will not allow the recycling of disposable masks, but will reduce the protective effect, especially masks that have been used in cross-regional public transportation or hospitals and other crowded places. It is recommended that you do not reuse them.