FTC The Real Reason Why You Shouldn’t Hang Your Mask From Your Car's Rear-View Mirror

Allyson Chiu of The Washington Post reports with recommendations from medical expert Jade Flinn, a nurse educator for the Biocontainment Unit at Johns Hopkins Medicine:

For example, masks should probably not be hung on the rearview mirror of a car, Flinn said. “If I’m hanging that in my rearview mirror and then I have the air conditioner blasting, is what’s on that mask now blowing around inside my car?” she said.

To expand on Flinn's concerns, we created a list of the most common mask storage mistakes including hanging your mask on your car's rearview mirror or in your car's cupholder.

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