The medical mask, which citizens are encouraged to wear to prevent the spread of coronavirus, should not be disinfected with antiseptics, alcohol and chlorine. This was stated by toxicologist Alexei Vodovozov.
The use of the indicated drugs will lead to poisoning with toxic vapors, leads the position of the MK expert. At the same time, the mask can be washed, dried and ironed, moreover - every day, since the reusable protective equipment is designed for a day of wearing.
The doctor also noted that the simpler the mask looks, the more effective the protection, since rhinestones and jewelry do not allow high-quality disinfection.
If someone does not want to occupy himself with washing masks, Alexey Vodovozov recommends using respirators of the second class of protection. They are aesthetically pleasing and come in a variety of colors to suit every taste.
Earlier NEWS.ru wrote that virologists said when the Russians will be able to take off their masks. According to experts, the mask mode can be removed by the end of spring. This assumption allows us to make the dynamics of the spread of coronavirus infection in the country.