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Special type of ultraviolet light could kill flu virus in public places.

Special ultraviolet lamps may be the solution to stopping one of the worst flu seasons in years. Far ultraviolet-C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without hurting humans, according to new research. Researchers at Columbia University tested the far-UVC light in a chamber that simulated the conditions of a public space and found that...
Time: 16:05     Date: 09.02.2018
World Tech News: Special type of ultraviolet light could kill flu virus in public places. NY Post 24 - US News

Far ultraviolet-C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without hurting humans, according to new research.

Researchers at Columbia University tested the far-UVC light in a chamber that simulated the conditions of a public space and found that it effectively killed the flu virus in the air. Their findings were published in Scientific Reports.

Different from UV light, which is known to kill germs but can cause cancer and cataracts in humans, far-UVC doesn’t pose a health hazard. The lights could hypothetically be installed in hospitals, schools and offices to stop the spread of the flu.

“Far-UVC light has a very limited range and cannot penetrate through the outer dead-cell layer of human skin or the tear layer in the eye, so it’s not a human health hazard,” David J. Brenner, the lead author of the study, said in a press release. “But because viruses and bacteria are much smaller than human cells, far-UVC light can reach their DNA and kill them.”

The researchers previously tested far-UVC light on the MRSA superbug and reported that it killed the bacteria without harming human skin.

Brenner believes the light could kill off all strains of the flu virus, as well as future strains or other unknown airborne illnesses.

“If our results are confirmed in other settings,” Brenner said. “it follows that the use of overhead low-level far-UVC light in public locations would be a safe and efficient method for limiting the transmission and spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases, such as influenza and tuberculosis.”

Tech

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Opinion

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Living

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Business

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Corona brewer pours $4 billion into Canadian pot grower.
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Metro

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Mayor de Blasio on Wednesday said the long lines of drivers trying to get last-minute Uber licenses a day earlier didn’t...
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Sport

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