Ultraviolet light has been used for many years to kill viruses and bacteria in clinical environments, and elsewhere. So could it help in the fight against Covid-19?
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This shortwave light is dangerous if people are directly exposed, causing burns and damage to soft tissue. But if used correctly, UV-C light technology has been found to effectively disinfect and sterilise spaces and equipment.
One UK-based company which makes UV-C sterilising robots has seen a sudden increase in orders.
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