Single-use masks could be a coronavirus hazard if we don't dispose of them properly

Evidence has shown masks likely do reduce the spread of COVID-19, so wearing them is a good thing – particularly as Victoria continues to grapple with a second wave. But one conversation we’re not having enough is around how to safely dispose of single-use masks. Disposing of used masks or gloves incorrectly could risk spreading the infection they’re designed to protect against.

Publisher: The Conversation | Author: Saniyat Islam

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face masks, guidance, and precautions
DATE PUBLISHED
2020-07-20 (Modified: 2021-09-20)

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