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Shanina Knighton, of the School of Nursing, raises concerns over potential environmental and hazardous waste from an influx of respirator masks

While import of masks seen as victory for healthcare, influx concerns infectious disease expert

Legal Newsline: Shanina Knighton, an instructor and nurse-scientist at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, expresses environmental/hazardous waste concerns the news announced on April 6 that about 166.5 million COVID-19 prevention respirator masks will be shipped to the U.S. over a span of three months following an agreement between President Trump and the CEO of 3M.