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MIT engineers design a reusable face mask that could be as effective as an N95

What if you could safely sanitize and reuse an N95 protective face mask instead of disposing of it? A group of engineers and researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital may have found a way to do exactly that. The group has a created a new prototype for a reusable silicone face mask that can accommodate disposable N95 disc filters to protect people from coronavirus. The mask’s design appeared in a paper published earlier this month in the British Medical Journal Open.