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Approach of using a household device in decontaminating respirators with ultraviolet C during the scarcity in the COVID-19 pandemic
Background Reusing N95 respirators with a practical and easy decontamination protocol might be a solution for the shortage of N95 respirators. We aimed to study the reliability and safety of household UV-C devices for the decontamination of N95 respirators. Methods We investigated a baby bottle ultraviolet C (UV-C) sterilizer box for N95 decontamination. Swine coronavirus (PEDV) was sprayed on the N95 and the virus was cultivated after UV-C sterilization. Bacterial culture from used N95doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-67838/v1 fatcat:gek5pec2wrdldiejdnwjnw2dma