Are Masks and the hand sanitizers we use safe for us?
By Phurpa Sherpa, Kathmandu:- With the increment in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, people are being more aware of the virus. So for that, most of the people are getting worried about the quality of the masks they have been wearing and the sanitizers they have been using.
According to Dr. Vijay Prasad Mishra Associate Professor, Patan United Campus, Patandhoka Lalitpur, “Not all masks we wear are safe. Some of the masks get has the broken rope on the way to work; branded masks are also being counterfeited and sold in the market. The message of the doctors wearing masks and not wearing them is the same thing. But the compulsion is to buy whatever is available or available in the shop near the house. There is no alternative. The sanitizer is also the same, I initially brought Dettol but later I couldn’t find it in the market. It is said that it is only in the shop by showing the sanitizer that has never been named.
I reach different places in some places, the sanitizer is good but in someplace sanitizer smells so bad. You have to use it on your hands though it harms your skin.” He added so the side effects of sanitizer are even more dangerous. This doesn’t seem to be the case. There is no message as to which ones are right. We have to pay attention to this. It is heard that the amount of alcohol is high while promoting sanitizer. It contains not only alcohol but other toxic substances that are very hard to kill due to which skin of the human hand is damaged or skin infection comes out a lot. Some sanitizers even have a foul odor. What is the monitoring side of those who make it? Depends on that sanitizers have become fashionable.
It is best to wash yours with soap and water. Therefore, the government should consider the production of sanitizers sensitively. When you use the same sanitizers, it harms. For this, the government should immediately test the sanitizers that comes into the market, which is not suitable. We have to start the campaign to remove it from the market, stop production, and not use the ones that have reached the doorsteps.
According to him, not everyone knows how to wear a mask and how to remove it. Keep touching the mask with your hands, remove the mask from the nose and mouth, and move it down from time to time. COVID-19 can be easily moved through the hand while holding the same part of the mask covering the nose and mouth with the same hand. So you have to open the rope by holding it in your ear and you have to hold it by holding the rope. Once the mask is applied at home, it can be removed, washed again with soap and water, and dried. If you use the same mask over and over again without washing, it may spread another disease or it may have come to the upper part of the mask by mistake and spread the COVID-19 next day.
Some masks have different brands of sponges and plastic round holes in the middle of the mask to mask it easier to breathe. If the quality of the sponge is not good, the COVID-19 can easily enter through it. Therefore, masks with inferior ingredients are made even more dangerous by being branded.
Instead of making masks a lucrative business, the government should make a concerted effort to produce and sell them at cheaper rates. For the time being, the government has not received any complaints from the media about the poor quality of the masks that have come to the market. Moreover, as it is found that the rope is broken in many masks, the producers need to pay attention to it.
The most important thing is that only wearing a mask and sanitizer can prevent the virus. It can be dangerous if not used properly. If you are sure that you have applied sanitizer and keep touching it with your hands, it won’t work. Sanitizer should be applied as soon as the hand touches any part of the body or clothes or any household items.
This means that people should use as little sanitizer as they can hold in their hands. If we put on a mask for 24 hours, but while speaking we open our mask and speak that doesn’t make sense. Let’s at least develop the habit of speaking by wearing a mask. The virus is not transmitted by air the virus is excreted through saliva particles from the mouth. Therefore, care should be taken not to let the particles of other peoples of your saliva or resin reaches to others.
In some places, particles of other people’s saliva may already be stuck in the absence of human beings. So, if there are no people here, it is not necessary to work around wearing a mask just to maintain social distance. The means of transportation, the air of the bike, and the particles of saliva coming out of someone’s mouth can reach far. So, you have to be more careful, said Mishra.