Specialist testing measures PPE effectiveness against COVID-19 from University of Hertfordshire

The Toxicology Research Group at the University of Hertfordshire has been testing the effectiveness of different personal protective equipment (PPE) for reducing potential exposure to COVID-19.

PPE is vital in protecting healthcare workers on the frontline against the coronavirus. Traditional methods that measure the effectiveness of PPE don’t normally consider how a person wears the equipment or what happens to it when they perform common activities such as bending, pushing trolleys or lifting patients.

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Professor Robert Chilcott, Director of the Toxicology Research Group at the University of Hertfordshire, said:

“It is critically important that healthcare professionals are using the best protection available to them and have confidence that their PPE will remain effective against the virus, no matter what they’re doing and where they’re working. We’re pleased to be making this significant contribution to the COVID-19 response.”

For more information, visit the University of Hertfordshire website.

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