CHEO Research Team Makes International News for N-95 Mask Research

06/04/2020

Ottawa, Ontario — Monday April 6, 2020

Dr. Dayre McNally and his research team have been studying if the most sought after masks in the word can be reused. His team has completed systematic reviews in record time in order to assist the global medical community during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The New York Times, the Guardian and others have all covered our discoveries, and the news was first broke at home in the Ottawa Citizen. For full details and to read the article in the citizen.

The links to the research publications of their findings are listed below.

Efficacy and Safety of Disinfectants for Decontamination of N95 and SN95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators: A Systematic Review

Decontaminating N95 masks with Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) does not impair mask efficacy and safety: A Systematic Review

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