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UV-C lighting is proving its public health value in the fight against coronavirus

Neil Pattie, in a sponsored piece for Climate Home News, relates UV-C lighting has long been used as a disinfectant against deadly microorganisms, but its true potential is yet to be realised. Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) is a type of electromagnetic radiation that consists of wavelengths between 100-280 nanometres. At a wavelength of 254nm it is highly effective in breaking down the DNA and RNA of viruses, effectively inactivating them and rendering them harmless. While the antimicrobial potential of UV-C isn’t new, the widespread need for the technology until recently was confined to niche markets. That was, until the Covid-19 pandemic.…
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