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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Decontamination of N95 respirators is being used by clinicians in the face of a global shortage of these devices. Some treatments for decontamination, such as some vaporized hydrogen peroxide methods or ultraviolet methods, had no impact on respiratory performance, while other treatments resulted in substantial damage to masks.
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Peltier, Richard E.; Wang, Jiayuan; Hollenbeck, Brian L.; Lanza, Jennifer; Furtado, Ryan M.; Cyr, Jay; Ellison, Richard T.; and Kobayashi, Kimiyoshi J., "Addressing decontaminated respirators: Some methods appear to damage mask integrity and protective function" (2020). Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 22.