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COVID killing ultraviolet light discovery

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Series: COVID-19 | Story 16

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:41pm

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Ultraviolet light being used to disinfect facemasks at a hospital without the need for harsh chemicals.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, ultraviolet light has emerged as a popular way to kill novel coronavirus without the use of harsh chemicals. While research has shown that UV light is an effective destroyer of viruses and bacteria, the devices that emit a strong enough dose to get the job done tend to be bulky and expensive.

"You have to ensure a sufficient UV light dose to kill all the viruses,...



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