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Can protective mask be reused

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Although the use of protective masks is very common, many people do not know whether they can be reused. There are also ways to clean reusable masks.Can protective mask you used can be reused?Do you know how to clean it?

This article contains the following:

  • Classification

  • Whether it can be reused?

  • How to clean?


  •  Air supply mask

It refers to the clean air source isolated from harmful substances. It is sent to the human face through tubes and protective masks for power to breathe through the action of power such as air compressors and compressed gas cylinder devices.

  • Air filter mask

Air filter masks are the most widely used category in daily work. The structure of an air filter mask should be divided into two parts, one is the main body of the mask, which can be simply understood as the frame of a mask; the other is the filter material, including filter cotton for dust prevention and anti-virus Chemical filter box and so on.

Whether it can be reused?

  • The use time of international standard disposable medical masks is 4-6 hours.

(1) If it is used for a long time, large particles are blocked on the surface of the protective mask or ultra-fine particles are blocked in the gap of the filter material of the medical mask, which causes the filtering effect to decrease and the respiratory resistance to increase.

(2) If used repeatedly, the outer layer of the protective mask often accumulates a lot of dirt, bacteria, viruses and other contaminants in the outside air. It is easy to mix the front and back sides with repeated use, exhaling the outer layer of dust and bacteria into the human body. , Endangering physical health.

  • Gauze masks are a protective mask used to protect our health. It can isolate gases such as dust and viruses. It is a mask that can be reused after cleaning.

How to clean?

The outer layer of the protective mask often accumulates a lot of dirt, bacteria and other dirt in the outside air, and the inner layer blocks the exhaled bacteria and saliva. Therefore, the two sides cannot be used alternately, otherwise the dirt contaminated by the outer layer will directly adhere to When inhaled on the face, it becomes a source of infection. When not wearing the protective mask, it should be folded into a clean envelope, and the side that is close to the nose and mouth should be folded inward. Do not put it in your pocket or hang it around your neck.

If the protective mask is wet with exhaled heat or saliva, its barrier effect will be greatly reduced. Therefore, it is best to prepare a few more masks in order to replace them, and they should be changed and washed once a day. When washing, first blanch with boiling water for 5 minutes.

Medical Masks should be cleaned and disinfected daily. Both gauze masks and air filter masks can be disinfected by heating. The specific approach is:

  • 1.Cleaning. Gently rub the gauze mask with warm water and soap first. The bowl-shaped mask can be gently cleaned with a soft brush dipped in detergent, and then washed with water. Please be careful not to rub hard, because if the warp and weft gap of the gauze is too large, it will lose the effect of preventing droplets.

  • 2. Disinfection. Soak the cleaned face protective mask in a 2% peroxyacetic acid solution for 30 minutes or cook in boiling water for 20 minutes or steam in a steamer for 15 minutes, and then air dry for later use. This method is suitable for gauze masks and bowl masks.

  • 3. Check. Before using it again, you should carefully check whether the protective masks are still intact. For gauze masks and masks, you can use the light transmission inspection method, that is, take care of them before the lamp to see if there are obvious light spots, and the middle and edge parts are transparent Is the rate consistent? If in doubt, replace it with a new one. Regardless, protective masks are generally updated after 3 to 7 times of washing, and masks of particularly good quality can be washed 10 times. Activated carbon adsorption protective masks should pay attention to periodically replacing the activated carbon inter layer. If the activated carbon inter layer is not replaceable, it must be replaced after 7 to 14 days. This type of mask cannot be reused after cleaning.


This article tell you about whether a protective mask can be reused.If you have any questions or you want to buy protective masks,please contact Vench.

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