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58Sunliner

(4,310 posts)
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:40 PM Mar 2020

Information from Stanford about re-using N95 masks. Sterilization. Released yesterday.

https://stanfordmedicine.app.box.com/v/covid19-PPE-1-2

In this materials science study of N95 face masks, two disinfection methods which do not reduce the filtration efficiency of the meltblown layer after an appreciable number of treatment cycles were found:
•Method 1: 75°C Hot Air (158 degrees F), (30 mins) for 20 cycles
•Method 2: UV (254 nm, 8W, 30 min) for 10 cycles. Steam treatment causes filtration efficiency to drop to ~85% after 5 cycles, and ~80% after 10 cycles.

I use my dryer shelf insert and use an infrared temperature reader. Watch out for the metal clip coming off the nose bridge. I glued mine back on.
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Information from Stanford about re-using N95 masks. Sterilization. Released yesterday. (Original Post) 58Sunliner Mar 2020 OP
39 million masks located by SEIU Nululu Mar 2020 #1
"the trump administration continues to fail the citizens of our country"-Amen. 58Sunliner Mar 2020 #2
Myeah but healthcare workers can sleep well... Shermann Mar 2020 #3

Nululu

(828 posts)
1. 39 million masks located by SEIU
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:51 PM
Mar 2020

Service workers union representing 1.9 million healthcare workers and other located a supplier with a stockpile of 39 million masks. They also located a supplier committed to making a million masks a week.

Hospitals and others may need billions of masks but great to see their union members hitting phones and working to help protect these workers.

Underscores how horribly the trump administration continues to fail the citizens of our country.

Shermann

(7,251 posts)
3. Myeah but healthcare workers can sleep well...
Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:11 PM
Mar 2020

...knowing they won't be raped and murdered by illegal Mexican immigrants.

Thanks for miring the conversation about national security in that distraction for years, Cons.

Pandemics were the real threat. Pandemics. FAIL

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