Reusability of equipment

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Spain: Guidelines on desinfection and reuse of hygienic masks

The Health Ministry of Spain has recently published the following official guideline to desinfect and reuse of hygenic masks: Wash and disinfect the masks with normal detergent and warm water with temperature between 60º-90º (normal washing machine cycle). Soak the masks in a bleach dilluted with...
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Masks decontamination and reusability

At present, all surgical and FFP2 face masks must be thrown away after a few hours of use. To offset the shortage of protective equipment, scientists, physicians and manufacturers are working together to explore ways to reuse them safely. In France, Philippe Cinquin, Professor of public health...
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Sterilisation as option in case of shortages - Advice Report from EU

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (EU Agency) has released on March 26th the Technical Report "Cloth masks and mask sterilisation as options in case of shortage of surgical masks and respirators" in healthcare settings with suspected or confirmed CODID-19 cases.
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Decontamination technologies for equipments

The challenge is to find relevant and reliable technologies for cleaning and decontaminating wearable equipments (masks, shirts, gloves...) and for making possible their recycling or the reuse. Candidates of technology can be UV, gamma ray or others radiations treatments combined with the relevant...