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Columbia University scientist says special ultraviolet lamps could kill coronavirus lingering in the air at hospitals and schools

A scientist at Columbia University in New York says a certain kind of light may be the secret to killing off the novel coronavirus. Dr David Brenner, director of the school's Center of Radiological Research, has been studying how to use ultraviolet light - better known as UV light - to prevent the spread of diseases for years. Germicidal UV light is used in hospitals and medical centers to clean rooms and equipment, but it's a health hazard to humans and can cause skin cancer and eye diseases. But there is a special type of UV light called far-UVC light that kills microbes but is not dangerous. Read more....

 

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