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Facility decontaminating Alabama healthcare workers’ N95 masks for free

A facility in Birmingham is offering the service for free to healthcare workers and first responders.

Posted: May 8, 2020 3:50 PM
Updated: May 8, 2020 3:53 PM

Alabama healthcare providers and first responders can now get their N95 masks decontaminated for free.

Eligible organizations can ship their used masks to the FDA-approved facility in Birmingham. These include hospitals, long-term care facilities, dialysis centers, imaging centers, outpatient surgical centers and emergency medical service providers.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, a single mask can be sent for decontamination multiple times, and about 80,000 masks can be processed at the site in a day. Concentrated hydrogen peroxide vapor is used to remove contaminants.

The facility is operated by Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System.

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