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FDA Recommends Against Reuse of Respirators

2021 12 Apr

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released new recommendations regarding the use of disposable respirators suggesting “transition away from crisis capacity conservation strategies”.   You might also like: Two initiatives look into the options to safely reuse the masks and one connects hospitals with personal protective... Read more

Simple Method to Test Mask Efficacy

2020 14 Aug

Wearing of face masks in public is now part of basic health protocols meant to prevent coronavirus spread. The expected shortages in supply of surgical masks, however, have led many people to use homemade masks and mask alternatives (eg, bandanas or neck fleece). Since the efficacy of these improvised masks has not been proven, researchers from... Read more

Is Thermal Disinfection Efficient Against COVID-19?

2020 03 Aug

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forward the issue of global shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks. Much research has tested various methods of mask decontamination for reuse. A new study looks into capabilities of thermal disinfection to eliminate viruses and bacteria.   You might also like: Short on... Read more