“Light Trick” Acts as a Disinfectant?
We’re all well tired of COVID by now. But the unfortunate reality is, it’s still here. And the even harsher reality is, this is probably NOT your last pandemic.
See, the problem is NOT with new bugs, or where they came from. But more so because our world is so interconnected that you can spread an infection oh-too-quickly all around the world in a matter of days.
There are two ways to fix this:
- One is to shut down travel (that is not only unrealistic, but impractical).
- The other is to learn to deal with infections in public places.
And thanks to a group of researchers, we have taken a step forward… A newly discovered “light trick” might just be what we need.
Think back to September 11th. Many things have changed since that horrible day.
For example, you can no longer simply board a boat, train, or plane without showing some type of identification and go through security.
This pandemic will likely do the same – it will alter how we deal with certain things. For instance, chances are you will probably not be allowed to travel without having your temperature checked – no matter if an infection is taking over the globe or not.
But besides those changes, we need ways to lessen our exposure to infections in public spaces. I’m talking about planes, and also office buildings, supermarkets, shopping malls….
Because with today’s ventilation, someone can sneeze on the other side of a store and you end up breathing it as the air circulates through the building.
And that’s where LED lights come in.
LED stands for light–emitting diode lights and they are special because they use a low amount of energy and they can be tuned to different wavelengths.
A recent study, published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, found just how helpful LED lights can be.
The researchers tested a special type of LED life called UV LED which can act as a disinfectant.
The great news about these lights is they can be installed in current ventilation systems (such as air conditioners) and as the air passes through, those lights can kill bacteria and viruses.
The researchers in this study found that the coronavirus was (in their words), “really quite simple to kill” using LED bulbs.
The researchers found that the optimal wavelength for killing coronavirus was 285 nanometers and it took less than half a minute to destroy 99.9% of the samples.
LEDs use little energy, do not contain mercury, and they can handle differing heats and cold – making the easy and cheap to install in the world’s ventilation systems.
While installing LED lights in commercial buildings and planes will definitely help slow down the spread of viruses in the future.
Will it completely fix the problem? No, but it is a great step forward.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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