The Food and Drug Administration today recommended health care providers transition away from using disposable respirators not approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, including imported respirators such as KN95s, based on the increased domestic supply of new NIOSH-approved respirators. The agency last month recommended providers also transition away from using decontamination or bioburden reduction to extend the use of N95s and other similar disposable respirators due to increased domestic supply of NIOSH-approved respirators. 

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