For those who wear the same disposable mask for days, it is important to know that they may be protecting themselves from covid-19 coronavirus more effectively than if they were not wearing it, but they may not suspect that the problem they are facing is growing in the mask itself, in the form of bacterial culture.
Yes, because it is no longer just the bacteria from the mouth and surrounding area, but the result of handling and exposure to unsanitized surfaces when not in use.
As a result, it is easy for contaminating and gram-negative bacteria, streptococci, staphylococci, bacilli and even fungi to appear after a few days of continuous use. This can easily lead to a throat infection or even pneumonia.
It must be taken into account that they remain in an area of access to breathing and, moreover, in the state of continuous humidity in which it is found, it results in a perfect storm for our health.
That is why users of disposable masks have to take into consideration that the maximum use allowed is 4 hours, and that the time exceeding that period is nothing but risky time.