FDA authorizing use of coronavirus respirator decontamination system for healthcare workers

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WHITE OAK, Md. (WEHT) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is authorizing the use of a decontamination system for N-95 respirators, the devices healthcare workers can use to protect themselves against the coronavirus.

The FDA says more than 6,000 hospitals already have the decontamination system, produced by Advanced Sterilization Products.

In total, they could clean about 4 million respirators a day.

This is the third such emergency authorization from the FDA this year.

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(This story was originally published on April 13, 2020)

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