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Barons Bus sees UV light as ‘the best way’ to disinfect coaches

Barons Bus sees UV light as ‘the best way’ to disinfect coaches

“We have the ability to continuously disinfect while the bus is going down the road. That’s very different from the sprays and everything else, just because you have to wait until people get off so you can respray versus this light has the ability to continuously disinfect as the bus traveling down the road,” Barons […]

Could Far-UV Light Provide Widespread Disinfection of Airborne Viruses?

Could Far-UV Light Provide Widespread Disinfection of Airborne Viruses?

A short-wavelength ultraviolet light technology, beyond the decades-old mercury lamp, may be the most promising breed of UV yet studied for killing airborne coronavirus and other viruses and bacteria. Two studies—one now under peer review, and one reporting preliminary results from an ongoing experiment—bolster the case that this UV is safe for human eyes and skin. […]

COVID-19: UV radiation and infection control

COVID-19: UV radiation and infection control

Ultraviolet radiation may be a key component in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The tactical application of ultraviolet (UV) radiation to disinfect surfaces, objects, water and air has become increasingly prevalent in healthcare settings in recent years, as radiation delivery systems have become safer, more effective and easier to integrate into clinical environments. COVID-19: UV […]

Study finds UV disinfection solution is safe for human exposure

Study finds UV disinfection solution is safe for human exposure

The study, led by Dr. Ryosuke Kuroda, chairman and professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, is the first study on the safety of 222 nm far UV-C light conducted on humans. In this study, Ushio’s Care222 UV-C disinfection device irradiated 500 mJ/cm2 of 222 nm UV-C light on the […]

COVID Tech Spotlight: Potential UV-Light Breakthrough

COVID Tech Spotlight: Potential UV-Light Breakthrough

When airborne droplets laden with COVID-19 were exposed to a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light, more than 99.9 percent of the viral particles were killed, according to new research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The researchers, led by scientist David Brenner, recently published a paper discussing the effect potentially human-safe far-UVC rays have on the […]

189th AW receives UV light disinfectant system; first in DOD

189th AW receives UV light disinfectant system; first in DOD

PJ Piper, FAR UV Technologies prepares for an ultraviolet installment in one of many facilities across the 189th Airlift Wing, Julyl 16, 2020, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The wing is the first in the Department of Defense to utilize this technology in the work environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master […]

What is UV light, and can it kill the coronavirus on surfaces? Here’s everything you need to know

What is UV light, and can it kill the coronavirus on surfaces? Here’s everything you need to know

Ultraviolet light technology is becoming more popular among companies that are implementing a multi-tactic approach to combat the coronavirus. On July 29, JetBlue Airways revealed the Honeywell UV Cabin System, a robot the size of a beverage cart with arms that extend over the top of seats to sweep the cabin and treat aircraft surfaces. It […]

Scientists Want to Know More About Using UV Light to Fight COVID-19 Spread

Scientists Want to Know More About Using UV Light to Fight COVID-19 Spread

https://khn.org/news/scientists-want-to-know-more-about-using-uv-light-to-fight-covid-19-spread/High up near the ceiling, in the dining room of his Seattle-area restaurant, Musa Firat recently installed a “killing zone” — a place where swaths of invisible electromagnetic energy penetrate the air, ready to disarm the coronavirus and other dangerous pathogens that drift upward in tiny, airborne particles. Scientists Want to Know More About Using […]