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Many Chinese-Manufactured KN95 Masks Don’t Make the Cut


Quality assurance researchers have found that as many as 70% of KN95 masks—which became a popular buy for United States hospitals as personal protective equipment supply channels were squeezed due to the pandemic—do not meet the effectiveness standards set by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Conducted by ECRI, a nonprofit organization focused on safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness in healthcare, the research looked at more than 200 KN95 masks manufactured in China. The organization suggests American healthcare professionals use only NIOSH-certified masks. Read more here.

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