What is UV light, and can it kill the coronavirus on surfaces? Here’s everything you need to know

Ultraviolet light technology is becoming more popular among companies that are implementing a multi-tactic approach to combat the coronavirus.

On July 29, JetBlue Airways revealed the Honeywell UV Cabin System, a robot the size of a beverage cart with arms that extend over the top of seats to sweep the cabin and treat aircraft surfaces. It can disinfect the entire cabin in roughly 10 minutes.

Troutbeck, a historic retreat set on 250 acres in New York’s Hudson Valley, upgraded all of the resort’s HVAC systems with a HEPA filtration system that includes UV light for extra germ-fighting.



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