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You can kill Covid with a flick of a switch, study shows


January 8, 2021

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Israeli researchers discover that coronavirus can be quickly and easily killed using UV LED lights.

As the world continues to race toward a vaccine for Covid-19, new Israeli research shows that the humble light bulb could become a major player in the fight against the pandemic.

Researchers have discovered that coronavirus can be killed quickly, efficiently and cheaply using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes, or UV LED lights.

In a study recently published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology researchers found the optimal wavelength for killing the coronavirus is 267 nanometers.

They also discovered that a wavelength of 286 nanometers is almost as efficient, requi...

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