Medical masks are barrier-type protective equipment. The function of the mask is to retain drops of moisture that are formed when coughing, sneezing, and in which there may be viruses that cause SARS and other respiratory diseases transmitted by airborne droplets.
IMPORTANT! Masks are effective only in combination with other prevention methods (avoiding contact, frequent handwashing, disinfection of objects), and the need for their use is different in different groups of people and in different situations.
First of all, masks are intended for those who are already sick: the mask retains most of the saliva of a coughing or sneezing person. Thus, significantly fewer viral particles enter the air and the risk of infection to others is reduced. In addition, the mask should be worn by people providing medical assistance to sick people and caring for them. Healthy people should use a mask when visiting public places, public transport.
IMPORTANT! After two or three hours of constant use, the mask must be changed. Disposable non-woven medical masks are not reusable or recyclable. At home, the used disposable medical mask must be placed in a separate bag, sealed tightly and only then thrown into the trash.