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Many UV home disinfection devices ‘either ineffective or unsafe’

Rhiannon Williams at reports UVA light lamps, boxes, wands and other devices that claim to kill viruses and other bacteria could be ineffective or even dangerous, new research has found. Sales of the devices, which claim to use UVA light – the form of ultraviolet (UV) light most effective at breaking apart germ DNA, making it a valuable virus, bacteria and pathogen-killing tool – rose during the pandemic amid hygiene concerns. This past year has made many more aware of hygiene (Photo: Avishek Das/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty)While a recent Covid-19 survey by the Office for Product Safety and Standards found one in…
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