Does Ultraviolet Lighting destroy covid-19 virus?

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People are taking strict measures to prevent transmission of the disease, including self-quarantine and disinfecting touched surfaces, to stop the spread of COVID-19, known as the coronavirus that spreads fear around the world.

In particular, this situation has increased the interest in UV Based lighting products. Hospitals and Pharmacies are leading the way in this regard. In this respect, the effects of UV rays on human health have recently become a topic of discussion.

Health Federation President Rashid Dinc announced the "Turkish Ray Treatment", which was developed in Turkish laboratories against the coronavirus and has achieved positive results against other viruses and bacteria in the trials conducted so far.

Health Federation President Rashid Dinc announced the "Turkish Ray Treatment", which was developed in Turkish laboratories against the coronavirus and has achieved positive results against other viruses and bacteria in the trials conducted so far. Dinç explained that the newly developed system was carried out by using ultraviolet light placed in the vascular tract with the help of a catheter to remove infections, especially in the blood.

Completely destroying viruses

In viral and microbial infections such as COVID-19, harmful organisms that settle in blood and body cavities are often treated with antibiotics and anti-viral drugs, but the newly developed system is carried out by using ultraviolet light placed in the vascular tract with the help of a catheter to remove infections, especially in the blood, Rachid Dinç said. Influenza has completely destroyed the A and B viruses, and in the application to the bacterium "bacillus stearothermophilus", it allows the complete destruction of these bacteria in a period of 2-3 seconds, which allows patients to get rid of the disease in a short time.

Ultraviolet (ultraviolet) is expressed as UV. It is called sun rays of different wavelengths, which are invisible to the naked eye. For this reason, the lowest wavelength beam that the human eye can perceive appears as purple. Therefore, lower wavelength UV rays are called ultraviolet rays.  Where are the UV rays?

An important feature of UV rays is that they have the ability to kill bacteria. For this reason, ultraviolet rays are used in the sterilization departments of hospitals or in the lights of operating rooms. In addition, UV rays are used in the ventilation systems of hospitals, schools and many other areas and in the sterilization of certain nutrients.

In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, society is taking strict measures to prevent transmission of the disease, including self-quarantine and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. Therefore, hand sanitizer and colognes are currently inadequate. With limited supply of man-made disinfectants, most turn into disinfectants of nature: ultraviolet light. UV irradiation has long been used to sterilize objects and rooms, so it makes sense to wonder: Can UV light kill the coronavirus?

How does UV light kill germs?

Viruses do not multiply on their own, but have genetic material such as DNA or RNA. They multiply by sticking to cells and injecting their DNA. Some viruses erupt from the infected cell (this form of reproduction is called the lytic cycle), while others merge into the infected cell and multiply every time the cell divides (lysogenic).

If you've had sunburn before, you know how UV light kills viruses: UV light can damage DNA. A DNA molecule is formed by connecting four bases, adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). These bases are like an alphabet, and their sequences form instructions for the proliferation of cells.

UV light can cause thymine bases to fuse together, mixing the DNA sequence and mainly throwing a switch into the machine. Since the DNA sequence is no longer correct, it can no longer be replicated properly. UV light destroys viruses in this way, destroying their reproductive abilities.

Will it work on coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a new breed and therefore work is underway on its resistance to UV. But that hasn't stopped people from buying UV devices to prevent the virus. Companies that manufacture UV devices are seeing a notable increase in sales, and hospitals are using UV-equipped robots to disinfect hospital rooms; Even face masks serve as UV treatments.

However, do not warm your hands with the light of a UV lamp! As already mentioned, ultraviolet radiation can also damage human DNA and cause health problems such as skin cancer or cataracts in the eyes.

According to a study published in Nature, a UV-C specific spectrum away from ultraviolet light effectively neutralizes bacteria without damaging the skin of the exposed breast. "This is due to the strong absorption in biological materials, the inability of distant UVC light to penetrate even the outer (inanimate) layers of the human skin or eye; however, since bacteria and viruses are of micrometer or smaller sizes, remote UVC can penetrate and neutralize them. ”

Such nature research suggests that remote UVC lamps can eliminate even viruses in the air without harming humans, and therefore we can imagine a world that involves going through airport security or through a UV decontamination chamber to enter the hospital.

For now, feel free to stick your phone in a UV-emitting cleaning room (and be sure to clean all your devices daily if you use it frequently) – but opt for cologne, soap and water for personal hygiene.

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