UPDATE ON N95 MASKS ON HOW TO USE THEM FOR MULTIPLE TIMES BY NIH, USA.

Dear my friends and fellow Colleagues, Here is an update on N95 Masks. Exposing contaminated N95 masks to vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) or Ultraviolet light (260-285nm) can effectively eliminate SARS-CoV-2 virus making it suitable upto 3 uses. Dry heat (70 degrees centigrade) can also eliminate virus making it effective for 2 uses. NIH study April, 2020. NIH National Institute of Health, USA. Regards and thanks, Dr Sepuri Krishna Mohan.

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Nice update. But Sir, on the package insert it is mentioned that it can be used for 10 times but with gradually reducing efficacy. Another school of thought is that one should have 4 masks & 4 airtight containers labelled 1-4. Day 1 use mask no 1 & at the end of the day put it in airtight container no 1. So forth & so on till day 4. On day 5 reuse mask no 1. What is your opinion on this method ?
Dear Sandeep, What ever is written on the N95 masks, it can never be used for 10 times as it doesn't protect us in anyway. N95 is supposed to be for one fullday ie 24 hrs uninterrupted usage. What you mentioned like 4 masks labelled 1to4 is absolutely correct. This is recommended by CDC, Atlanta, USA and AIIMS, New Delhi. CDC Centre for Disease control and prevention. Regards and thanks, Dr Sepuri Krishna Mohan.
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VERY USEFUL AND .. VALUABLE NICE. UPDATE.. .. THANKS. ...SIR
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