Microbiologists and tissue experts believe that the properties of the fabric your clothes are made from affecting the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus.
The higher the density of the material, the fewer chances for the pathogen to penetrate such tissue if the virus is in the air.
During a pandemic, they advise wearing thick clothing, for example, made of satin, satin, tweed, and don’t forget to disinfect it immediately after coming home.
In addition, fabrics with a textured surface, for example, artificial suede, velvet, are able to delay COVID-19.
It is worth avoiding metal and plastic decorative elements – the virus lives on them for several days.
According to previous research by scientists, a viable virus was found in protective masks made of different materials for three hours.
And the smaller the pore size (the distance between the threads) and the more layers in the mask, the better virus is retained in the tissue itself. That is, it “clings” to the material and is less likely to “fly-out” out.
Thus, wearing thick and textured clothing is less likely to infect other people.
At the same time, it is better to take it off immediately after coming home and be sure to dry it if it gets wet.
If possible, this should be done in the sun – ultraviolet light is an excellent disinfectant. Washing at high temperatures (over 60 degrees) also successfully inactivates the coronavirus.
Viruses and bacteria cling to hair quite easily, which is why all health care workers wear hats without fail.
In theory, getting contaminated hair into the eye or mouth can lead to infection, so when going outside, it is better to tie or pin up the hair.
However, there is no direct evidence that the virus can pass from hair to hands, and then to mucous membranes.
Experts recommend washing your hair daily during an epidemic. The shampoo contains surfactants – molecules that bind with dirt, oil, bacteria, and viruses and rinse with water.