N95 respirators in fume hood

N95 respirators in fume hood

N95 masks with dots of liquid

A new protocol that uses aerosolized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate N95 respirators successfully inactivates viruses without indication that it impairs mask fit. This protocol could be used in hospital settings to overcome shortages of respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

IMAGE: Moriah Szpara, Penn State