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Oct. 2020: Homemade masks for a pandemic

When Shelly Fritz and colleagues learned of the shortage of respirator masks for health-care workers during the pandemic, they got creative. They did some research, then commissioned and fit-tested two homemade masks, hoping to find something protective enough to use in a health-care setting. One of the masks, which uses common household materials, including a furnace filter, passed the test. Read about their work in the October 2020 issue of ResearchNow!

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