Face mask reuse behaviours in Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • John Zhang
  • Helen Heacock
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Sciences
Keywords: mask, reuse, Covid19, pandemic, washing, safety, virus, SARS-COV-2

Abstract

Mask-wearing in public spaces has become ubiquitous for most people in developed countries due to the ongoing pandemic. One key aspect of the protectiveness of masks is how many times it is used before disposing of (in the case of surgical or disposable masks) or washed (a cloth or reusable mask). Assessing mask reuse levels in key demographics can help us identifywhich groups are reusing masks more, and targeted educational campaigns can be accomplished which would hopefully lead to reduced mask reuse.

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Published
2021-01-01
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Zhang, J., Heacock, H., & British Columbia Institute of Technology School of Sciences. (2021). Face mask reuse behaviours in Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. BCIT Environmental Public Health Journal. Retrieved from https://journals.bcit.ca/index.php/ehj/article/view/198
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