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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Two N95 masks lying on a wooden table

Study: Dry heat can be used to disinfect N95 masks

Since the onset of the pandemic, many hospitals have faced a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks. As a result, researchers have started evaluating the impact of various methods of decontamination on how well masks filter out viral particles — all in a bid to allow Read More...

You can disinfect your N95 mas

You can disinfect your N95 mask with tools you have at home

Months after mask manufacturers ramped up production of N95 masks in response to the coronavirus crisis, hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes taking care of COVID-19 patients are still facing shortages of the respirators. And while some hospitals have been provided with fairly expensive Read More...

This DIY kit decontaminates fa

This DIY kit decontaminates face masks and make them safe to reuse

Many types of face masks used in hospitals by nurses and doctors, like the N95, aren’t designed to be reusable. But due to a shortage of such protective gear, frontline workers have no other choice than to use the masks over and over again, putting them at higher risk of contracting the virus. Read More...