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  • Electric cooker an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks, study finds

    An N95 mask in a multicooker with a towel.

    One 50-minute, 212 F cooking cycle in a dry electric multicooker decontaminates an N95 respirator without chemicals and without compromising the filtration or fit.

    Photo by Chamteut Oh

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Helen Nguyen, email thn@illinois.edu. To reach Vishal Verma, email vverma@illinois.edu.   

    The paper “Dry heat as a decontamination method for N95 respirator reuse” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00534