UV Light Disinfects Masks for Health Care Workers and First Responders

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Health care systems across the country are keeping a close eye on their PPE, or personal protective equipment, especially N95 masks. UV disinfection helps extend the lifespan of those masks and keep health care workers and first-responders safe.

Independent companies, including 3M, have verified the UV light disinfection process. It can be done up to 10 times to increase the lifespan of the respirator.

Knowing it’s not alone in the fight against COVID-19, MU Health Care is also disinfecting masks for outside agencies, including the Columbia Police Department, MU Police Department, Columbia Fire Department, Missouri Highway Patrol and the 13th Judicial Circuit Marshal’s Office.

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