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A new weapon in the fight against superbugs | David Brenner

A new weapon in the fight against superbugs | David Brenner

Since the widespread use of antibiotics began in the 1940s, we’ve tried to develop new drugs faster than bacteria can evolve — but this strategy isn’t working. Drug-resistant bacteria known as superbugs killed nearly 700,000 people last year, and by 2050 that number could be 10 million — more than cancer kills each year. Can […]

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places

Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn’t harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the spread of seasonal flu in public places, such as schools, hospitals, and airports. read more: https://time.com/5142211/uv-light-kills-flu-virus/?amp=true&__twitter_impression=true&s=03

Kryptolights’ New Tech Called the ‘Kryptonite to Pathogens’ Aims to Help Protect Businesses, At-Risk Populations

Kryptolights’ New Tech Called the ‘Kryptonite to Pathogens’ Aims to Help Protect Businesses, At-Risk Populations

PHOENIX, January 8, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Kryptolights has announced the launch of commercial and residential products utilizing revolutionary Far-UV (ultraviolet) technology. Discovered six years ago by Columbia University scientists, this spectrum of light has been in the news as of late as scientists continually prove* its safety in the presence of humans. read more: https://www.newswire.com/news/kryptolights-new-tech-called-the-kryptonite-to-pathogens-aims-to-help-21292645?_ga=2.229207708.1405426945.1610396361-1625311182.1610396361

COVID-19: UV light may be used to sterilise high-risk indoor environments

COVID-19: UV light may be used to sterilise high-risk indoor environments

London: Using computer simulations, scientists have shown that the relatively safer far-ultraviolet C (UVC) light can be used to disinfect in-room air, an advance that may pave the way for a new solution to kill aerosolised novel coronavirus in enclosed environments such as hospitals. read more: https://www.freepressjournal.in/science/covid-19-uv-light-may-be-used-to-sterilise-high-risk-indoor-environments

Crystal IS takes to the air again, working UV-C LEDs into Healthe ceiling luminaires to fight coronavirus (UPDATED)

Crystal IS takes to the air again, working UV-C LEDs into Healthe ceiling luminaires to fight coronavirus (UPDATED)

Once again, UV-C LED maker Crystal IS has worked its chips inside of a ceiling-mounted air circulation system to deactivate the coronavirus in occupied rooms. This time, however, the unit is not nominally a fan. Rather, it’s an ambient lighting troffer from Healthe Inc, equipped with air filtration mechanisms. read more: https://www.ledsmagazine.com/lighting-health-wellbeing/article/14189327/crystal-is-takes-to-the-air-again-working-uvc-leds-into-healthe-ceiling-luminaires-to-fight-coronavirus

There’s a third way to minimize COVID exposure besides masks and distancing. Let’s start using it

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There is nothing normal about what some people are calling the “new normal.” Humans are gregarious. For millions of years we have eaten together, celebrated together, and played together. It’s time to get back to that “old normal.” And there are safe ways to go back there. read more: https://fortune.com/2020/11/24/far-uvc-222-coronavirus-air-transmission-sanitize/

Keeping Covid at bay: You can now disinfect indoor environment by using safe UV light, says study

Keeping Covid at bay: You can now disinfect indoor environment by using safe UV light, says study

LONDON: Using computer simulations, scientists have shown that the relatively safer far-ultraviolet C (UVC) light can be used to disinfect in-room air, an advance that may pave the way for a new solution to kill aerosolised novel coronavirus in enclosed environments such as hospitals. Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/keeping-covid-at-bay-you-can-now-disinfect-indoor-environment-by-using-safe-uv-light-says-study/articleshow/79546710.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Safe ultraviolet light could be used to sterilise high-risk COVID-19 environments

Safe ultraviolet light could be used to sterilise high-risk COVID-19 environments

Research at Cranfield University is paving the way for a new solution to kill aerosolised COVID-19 in enclosed environments such as hospitals and long-term care facilities. Computational modelling has shown that low dose far-ultraviolet C (UVC) lighting can be used to disinfect in-room air, increasing disinfection rates by 50-85% compared to a room’s ventilation alone. […]