Respirator Mask Quarantine Bags 7-Bags + 7-Day-Labels

Respirator Mask Quarantine Bags 7-Bags + 7-Day-Labels

  • Breathable bags for storing your respirators for future reuse
  • 7 bags with 7 labels for each day of the week
  • Perfect to hang or place on tabletops
Item No: BAG-7MQ
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Quarantine the KN95 respirators for rotary use up to 3 times with a method endorsed by the inventor of N95 filtration material Peter Tsai.

The virus needs a host. It can survive on most surfaces past 3 days. 7 days for extra precaution. Use a permanent marker to label each respirator with a weekday. Store used respirators in dry atmosphere air to dry it out. In order to safely reuse your KN95 respirators, designate a small container for each respirator to quarantine in separately, we use our small Dragon Herbs bags!

Apply supplied quarantine stickers to the respirators' respective storage containers to keep track of which respirator to wear on which day and how many times each respirator has been worn.

Keep the respirators away from sunlight to avoid damaging the electrostatic charges. Handle the respirators by the ear straps to avoid cross contamination. Wash hands afterwards.

Use each respirator up to 3 times and discard appropriately.

7 bags for each day of the week; 1 sheet of 7-day sticker labels
Reuse and Rotate Method for KN95 Respirators

Dr. Peter Tsai (retired from University of Tennessee), the inventor of the filtration fabric in the N95, gives us the following pointers regarding the reuse of KN95 Respirators.

Respirator Reuse Method #1

When reusing KN95 respirators, leave a used respirator in dry, atmosphere air for 3-4 days to dry it out. Polypropylene in KN95 respirators is hydrophobic and contains zero moisture. (Keep in mind, COVID-19 needs a host to survive--it can survive on a metal surface for up to 48 hours, on plastic for 72 hours, and on cardboard for 24 hours.) When the respirator is dry in 3-4 days, the virus will not be able to survive.

Based on an article published on 4/2/2020 in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet, Dragon Herbs highly recommends the respirators are “quarantined” for at least 7 days before reuse and that they are disposed of after 2 to 3 weeks of use regardless of reuse/rotation methods. 

Take seven (7) KN95 respirators, and number them (#1-7)

  • On day 1, use respirator #1, then let it dry it out for 3-4 days. 
  • On day 2, use respirator #2, then let it dry out for 3-4 days. 
  • Same for day 3, and day 4… day 7.

Respirator Reuse Method #2 

You can also sterilize the KN95 respirator by hanging it in the oven (without contacting metal) at 70°C (158ºF) for 30 minutes.

According to the Diagnosis and Treatment Plan (5th Edition) issued by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China, Covid-19 virus cannot survive at 56°C (133ºF) for 30 minutes. NHC is the lead agency in mainland China coordinating the national efforts to combat the 2019–20 Coronavirus outbreak.

Use a wood clip to hang the respirator in the kitchen oven to do the sterilization. 

When sterilizing KN95 respirators, be wary of using UV light--keep N95 respirators away from UV light / sunlight. KN95 respirators are degraded by UV light because it damages the electrostatic charges in the polypropylene material. It is unclear how long the respirators can be exposed to UV light before they are ineffective. 

Tips for Reuse Methods #1 and #2

  1. DO NOT place the respirator on a metal surface, or too close to metal--the temperature on the metal surface is higher than the air temperature. 
  2. Keep KN95 respirators away from UV light / sunlight. 
  3. When removing the respirator, hold the edge of the straps attached to take off the KN95 respirator. Your hands may be contaminated at this time--don’t touch the inside part of the respirator. Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds afterward. 

These notes are taken from Dr. Peter Tsai (retired from University of Tennessee), the inventor of the filtration fabric in the N95, regarding the reuse of N95 respirators.

How to Use the Mask Quarantine Bags

  1. Apply the supplied sticker label on the front face of each bag.
  2. Write your name on each sticker label.
  3. Set up the bags either on a counter or tabletop or hang on a wall indoors.
    We found it’s best to place them by the door, so you never forget your respirator before going outside!
  4. Place respirator in the bag after using the respirator for the day and/or after sanitizing.
  5. Mark one of the 3 boxes for each use.
  6. You may use the respirators up to 3 times before discarding.
How should I store my respirator before use?

Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFR) are carefully designed to both filter particles and be a seal to the face. To help protect the condition of respirators so they can function correctly, it’s important to store them according to the specified storage requirements.

Until they are needed for use, respirators must be stored:

  • In the original packaging
  • In a hazard-free environment (clean air)
  • Away from direct sunlight
  • In a climate-controlled area, with humidity and temperature within the acceptable range specified on the packaging.
  • Storage condition: Temperature range: -20 C to 30 C; Maximum relative humidity: <80%

This means that respirators should be stored indoors, in their original packaging, in a structured storage space where they can’t become crushed or distorted. If a respirator will be stored between multiple uses, it should be stored similarly to a new FFR but should be placed in a breathable bag. These Respirator quarantine bags we have prepared for you are perfect for this!

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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