Attention Amarillo Please Do Not Microwave Your Face Masks
People are putting face masks in microwave ovens to sanitize them. Here’s a news flash-it doesn’t work. Fire departments across the state are warning residents across the area not to use their microwaves to kill germs and viruses. It is a major fire hazard. Apparently a lot of people don't know that there is metal inside the mask to help you shape it to your nose. Those paper masks should not be re-used or sanitized. Microwaving a mask could cause your microwave to catch fire. Here’s the proof.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended for all Americans to wear masks in public to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 via droplets to other people.
It’s recommended by the CDC to properly sterilize masks with detergent in the washing machine. Do not microwave cloth masks either.