Disinfect your surgical masks with the use of household rice cookers
With surgical masks now being considered as a prime commodity against the dreaded COVID-19, the FDA has shared a method to prolong the usefulness of these masks that are originally intended for one time use.
With the use of a common rice cooker, health officials from Taiwan demonstrated how to disinfect the surgical masks so that they can be reused again.
The FDA found that rice cooker disinfection can kill more than 99% of the germs and lower the mask’s efficiency by just 1% to 2%. It advises that a used mask can be disinfected this way four to five times at most, the news report said.