“UV-LED bulbs require less than half a minute to destroy more than 99.9% of the coronaviruses”

JERUSALEM POST
Tel Aviv research: 99.9% of COVID-19 virus dead in 30 seconds with UV LEDs
by Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman
December 26, 2020

Ultraviolet radiation is a common method of killing bacteria and viruses. Now, researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be killed efficiently, quickly and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies. “We discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using LED bulbs that radiate ultraviolet light,” said Prof. Hadas Mamane, head of the Environmental Engineering Program at Tel Aviv University’s School of Mechanical Engineering, who led the study with Prof. Yoram Gerchman and Dr. Michal Mandelboim. READ MORE

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