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