SunstarTV Bureau: Scientist found far-Ultraviolet C (UVC) light can be used as N95 mask in preventing and disinfecting transmission.
According to the research, published in the journal scientist reports, low dose of UVC can increase disinfection rates by 50-85 percent compared to a room ventilation.
This research may be the way for a new solution to kill this dangerous world wide corons virus in enclosed environment such as Hospital.
Liang Yang, a co-author of the study from Cranfield University, stated,“In indoor environments where it may not be possible to socially distance, aerosolised coronavirus released through breathing increases the chance of spreading the disease.”
The scientist said the human-safe far-UVC needed for disinfection can be produced by special bulbs and lamps.
Kirk Atkinson, another co-author of the study from Ontario Tech University in Canada, said, “Imagine if you could simply screw a far-UVC light bulb into a standard light fixture. Switching the light on will sterilise the air for everyone in the room. This is what we’re aiming for.”