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Upper-Room UVGI: An Infectious Disease Control Strategy

David Skelton at reports the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light irradiation equipment, marking a turning point for an underutilized technology for infectious disease control in buildings. For nearly a century, ultraviolet germicidal technology has been effectively used to destroy surface and airborne microbes such as tuberculosis, measles, and more. But for reasons that are difficult to pinpoint, its applications have mostly been limited to such high-risk locations as emergency rooms and surgical suites. That changed in the months following the COVID-19 outbreak. Suddenly a variety of facilities from churches to hair salons were…
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