As wearing face masks become the norm in many countries across the world, many of us are waking up to the reality that we cannot be using disposable masks all the time, due to costs and the pollution effect on the planet.
A lot of used and discarded face masks washing up on the shores or being littered on land is now becoming both a health and environmental hazard.
The good news is that you do not need to use disposable masks as there are now washable, reusable masks available.
However, there is the problem of keeping these masks clean and sanitised enough for them to be effective and reusable.
Washing them is simply not enough.
Some people have attempted to microwave their masks, but this has led to increased fire risks and fire departments have been urging people to avoid sanitising their masks using microwaves, as this has led to the masks catching fire and burning down the house, in some unfortunate cases.
So here is what you can do to sterilise and sanitise your reusable face masks.
USE A UV STERILISER LIGHT BOX.
Now, if you are lucky enough to live in an area with lots of sunlight, you could hang the face masks outside to dry.
However, the UV light will not nearly be as potent and direct as the light from the UV steriliser box.
Also, in the coming winter months when UV sunlight hours will be reduced, you will find the UV steriliser box very useful.
The UV steriliser box can also be used to sterilise other objects like your phone, your keys, your wallet/purse, your baby’s small toys, baby bottles or pacifiers.
In my opinion, the UV STERILISER is a good investment to make as it would still be very useful after the pandemic dies down.
It is also far safer than piling on tons of chemicals.
UV steriliser boxes are relatively cheap now, but I suspect that as we approach Autumn and Winter, the prices would skyrocket.
So it might be prudent to get one now.
Also, check out Catholic-themed face masks HERE.
Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us!
ad Jesum per Mariam