Ozone Disinfection Could Safely Allow Reuse of Personal Protective Equipment

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Shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) can force hospitals and other healthcare facilities to reuse PPE that was intended for a single use. Georgia Tech researchers have studied the use of ozone to disinfect the items. (Credit: Getty Images, not for republication)

Researcher Emmeline Blanchard from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University places items into an ozone disinfection chamber for testing. (Photo: Georgia Tech)