N95, KN95, and Surgical Mask Filtration Efficiency After Sterilization

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: This is a quality improvement study that examines the effects of sterilization with hydrogen peroxide and chlorine dioxide on the filtration efficiency of N95, KN95 and surgical face masks.

Authors: Changjie Cai, Ph.D., of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.12099)

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