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Radiation effective in sterilizing PPE except for respiratory masks

Radiation is an effective and established tool to sterilize personal protective equipment (PPE) that is in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, except for respiratory face masks as it weakens their filters, the IAEA said today.

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