June 9, 2020

FDA reissues EUAs revising types of respirators that can be decontaminated

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

Citing a response to public health concerns, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on June 7 reissued certain emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to specify which respirators are appropriate for decontamination and reuse.

The FDA determined that certain respirators should not be decontaminated for reuse by healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 public health emergency, including non-NIOSH-approved disposable filtering facepiece respirators manufactured in China and those with exhalation valves.

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