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Most N95 Mask Reprocessing Methods Effective at Decontamination

Jared Kaltwasser at reports a new analysis finds most methods used by healthcare systems to reprocess N95 masks in the wake of pandemic-related shortages of personal protective equipment likely do an adequate job of cleaning the equipment. The review may offer reassurance to health systems who in many cases were forced by necessity to institute cleaning protocols in short order. Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, corresponding author Max A. Schumm, MD, of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and colleagues, noted that filtering facepiece respirators such as N95 masks have been in limited supply since the…
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