The ABC of wearing and putting on masks

The rapid spread of the COVID -19 virus has made it compulsory to cover the mouth and nose. Therefore, masks have become a permanent part of our everyday life. However, it is worth knowing that wearing the mask safely requires following a few rules.

 

Removing the mask

After returning home or while staying in a room where there is no risk of contact with other people, we can remove the mask. It is worth noting that many myths have arisen around the act of taking off the mask, which are constantly repeated and lead to misinformation.

hand disinfection before removing the mask is not necessary. After all, this is where viruses settle – so it doesn’t matter whether you take it off with washed or unwashed hands.

Pull the mask off the rubber bands, never the front part with many microorganisms. In the case of disposable masks, it is important to put it in the basket immediately after removing it.

Putting on a mask

The face mask is designed to protect us and others from the potential spread of SARS-CoV-2. However, in order for it to fulfill its task, it is necessary to follow the rules of its proper putting on.

Always put on the mask with clean, disinfected hands.

properly put on, the mask should fit perfectly on the face, covering the cheeks, chin and nose.

it is not true that disposable masks can be worn for up to 30 minutes. After all, it is made of the same material as the scarf that we wear in winter or autumn and we don’t change it that often.

 

Graphene in the mask

One of the methods of producing masks is the laser process in which several layers of a carbon sheet are applied to non-woven masks. As a result, drops of nasopharyngeal secretion do not adhere to their coating. Graphene itself is a self-cleaning material. In a graphene mask, water drops are unable to stick to it and soak up, because they roll off the surface almost immediately.

Masks are a permanent part of our everyday life and there is little indication that anything will change in this matter.