Please don’t microwave your face mask
SPOKANE, Wash. — Do not microwave your face mask.
The Spokane Fire Department is dispelling rumors that using your microwave is a proper way to sanitize your face mask.
Firefighters made a video showing what could happen if you do put your mask in the microwave. Through a series of experiments, firefighters show that it will likely cause a fire.
Fabric masks, with or without metal nose clips, all quickly caught fire. Firefighters also warn of putting your mask in a plastic bag, then inside the microwave.
The best way to sanitize your mask is to wash it in your washing machine and dryer.
The Centers for Disease Control has more info on washing your mask here.
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