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UV LED can kill coronaviruses

The light shows a lot of promise: the power to kill off 99.9 per cent of coronaviruses in 30 seconds, according to the UCSB researchers
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, US, have developed ultraviolet LEDs that have the ability to decontaminate surfaces — and potentially air and water — that have come in contact with the Sars-Cov2 virus

Agencies   |     |   Published 24.05.20, 10:41 AM

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara, US, have developed ultraviolet LEDs that have the ability to decontaminate surfaces — and potentially air and water — that have come in contact with the Sars-Cov2 virus. The UV light shows a lot of promise: the power to kill off 99.9 per cent of coronaviruses in 30 seconds, according to the UCSB researchers. Their LED products make use of rare ultraviolet waves (UV-C), a type that is not produced by the sun.

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