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Antiviral Membranes Boost Masks' Ability to Stop COVID

Three researchers in their lab at the University of Kentucky

Researchers at the University of Kentucky SRP Center created new membranes that can deactivate SARS-CoV-2 on contact, preventing the spread of COVID-19. The membranes combine nanotechnology with antiviral substances, creating a material that can capture coronavirus-sized particles and effectively neutralize them.

According to the team, these sophisticated materials also filter the virus from indoor air and may help reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses.

Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor Newsletter.

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