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Putting an N95 mask in an Instant Pot decontaminates it: study

By New York Post  
   August 07, 2020

Last year’s hot kitchen appliance is trendy again — this time, for being a virus killer. A recent study showed that electric multicookers — often dubbed Crock-Pots, slow cookers or Instant Pots — can decontaminate N95 masks. In the report published last month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters, researchers from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign discovered the electric multicooker is capable of decontaminating N95 respirators without chemicals and without compromising the equipment’s filtration or fit.

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