NEWS COMMENTARY

New study demonstrates far-UVC light's ability to kill 99.9% of coronavirus present in airborne droplets

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June 30, 2020
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Once the use of UVC light against COVID-19 was clinically validated, the key challenge of UVC light was that it can harm humans and thus can only be used when people are not present. In contrast, far-UVC light uses wavelengths that can't penetrate human tissue, so the lights can be used when people are present and most likely to transmit the virus via respiration. Clients should both be looking to adopt this technology for their reopening efforts and be looking for ways to integrate this technology into their product lines. It is anticipated that after COVID-19, there will be increased interest in antimicrobial technology, and products that can clean the air of pathogens will be a safe bet.

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