What are the effective methods of decontaminating N95 mask for reuse?
- Key Finding: Based on one study, hydrogen peroxide vapos and ultraviolet radioation were shown to be effective in decontaminating SARS-CoV-2 on N95 fabric while maintaining respiratory integrity.
Updated as of June 9, 2020
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