Tests show UVC lamps could light the way in virus fight

New York (AFP) - Could a new type of ultraviolet lamp be used in stations, airplanes and schools to kill dangerous viruses, becoming a gamechanger in the COVID-19 fight?Researchers at Columbia University have been working on such uses for years, and the current pandemic could confirm the value of their efforts.UVC lamps have long been used to kill bacteria, viruses and molds, notably in hospitals and in the food-processing industry. As the coronavirus pandemic knocks world economies on their heels, this technology is experiencing a boom.But UVC (for Ultraviolet-C) rays are dangerous, causing s...


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