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Human-safe ultraviolet light used to kill airborne virus

The technology has been tested on a flu virus

For decades, it's been known that broad-spectrum UVC light kills viruses and bacteria by destroying the molecular bonds that hold their DNA together. Unfortunately, it also causes skin cancer and cataracts in people. Now, however, scientists have discovered that a narrow spectrum of UVC – known as far-UVC – can eradicate airborne viruses without harming humans.

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Category: Science

Tags:
  • Antibacterial
  • Columbia University
  • Ultraviolet
  • Viruses and Bacteria
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