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The Best Way to Clean and Disinfect N95/KN95 Masks

Covid-19 and the Delta variant has led to a new surge in interest of how to clean and disinfect masks. Google searches for “wash N95 mask” and “wash KN95 mask” have sky-rocketed. Yet data-backed answers seem to be in short supply. The standard guidelines say to throw masks out and … Read more

How do UV Light Air Purifiers Work and Can They Kill Viruses?

Air purifiers with UV lights have sprung up as a potential solution to disinfect the coronavirus. Also called ‘sterilization lamps’, they are advertising as being able to kill 99.9% of viruses. But are UV light air purifiers actually able to protect against COVID-19 and other viruses? How UV Light Air … Read more

The Dose of UV Light Needed to Kill Viruses is Stronger Than You Think

Common UV Lights Aren’t Great at Killing COVID-19

UV light has surfaced as a potential solution for destroying the coronavirus and other viruses alike, but are common UV lights strong enough to be effective? How much of a dose do we need? We took a careful look at the data and came up with practical guidelines.     … Read more

Sanitizing Masks With Alcohol Degrades Performance

With mask shortages during the coronavirus outbreak, some doctors are sanitizing masks with alcohol so they can re-use them. But this raises questions about whether alcohol actually works and whether it degrades the masks.   Does Alcohol Kill Viruses? The research on alcohol is clear. Alcohol kills viruses. Technically, viruses aren’t … Read more

Can UV Light Disinfect Face Masks?

While masks are in short supply during the coronavirus pandemic, the shortage is prompting people to ask if UV light disinfects masks. This is a critical question for frontline healthcare workers, as they scramble for ways to safely re-use masks.    Here’s the problem. We know that UV-C light kills … Read more

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Does Microwaving Masks Disinfect Viruses?

With masks in short supply, many people are being forced to re-use masks. That means the idea of microwaving masks has gone from a crazy-sounding idea to a critically practical question. Does Microwaving Masks Deactivate The Coronavirus? Another reason this question is critical: Smart Air tests found that washing N95 … Read more

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