ABC57 Investigates: The Mask Experiment

   Andrews in the News | Posted on August 27, 2020

It has been nearly half a year since Michiana received its first case of coronavirus and it seems like each week we are introduced to a new set of rules to keep everyone safe—from handwashing to social distancing and now mask wearing.

But how effective are these masks? ABC57’s Brenda Koopsen visited the lab to investigate by putting two different types of masks to the test up against no mask at all.

“Our goal is just to demonstrate the effectiveness of masks,” Medical Technologist and Assistant Professor, Melissa Poua said.

Poua is with the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department at Andrews University in Berrien Springs with more than 10 years of lab experience under her belt.

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