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    • Sat, Mar 28, 2020 - 09:42am

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      jupura

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      Increase Respirator/N95 mask effectiveness

    And I have a question to anyone. If salt kills the virus then why not just put the N95 mask in a big bucket of table salt to decontaminate it?  Who out there knows?

    • Sat, Mar 28, 2020 - 09:33am

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      jupura

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      Increase Respirator/N95 mask effectiveness

    Not sure if this belongs here but it would be great if the news on this took hold.

    Researchers at Duke are sterilizing and reusing face masks with hydrogen peroxide:

    Monte Brown, vice president at Duke University Health System, said the Duke team is working to spread the word about the technique, making the protocols widely available. He said several health systems and many pharmaceutical companies already have the needed equipment, which is currently used in different ways, and could ramp up operations to come to the aid of their local hospitals.

    “We could stand up in front of our staff and state with confidence that we are using a proven decontamination method,” Brown said. “It has been a proven method for years. While this alone will not solve the problem, if we and others can reuse masks even once or twice, that would be a huge benefit given the current shortage

    Researchers Have Found a Way to Sterilize and Reuse Face Masks During Pandemic

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