Reusable face masks that kill pathogens

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As proof-of-concept, the titanium dioxide masks were shown to effectively kills E.coli. bacteria when the contaminated mask was exposed to 60 seconds of UV light. Based on these results, Forró and his team speculate that the masks would be effective against other pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, however, these experiments are still required.

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