UV Light Might Keep The World Safe From The Coronavirus-And Whatever Comes Next

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

UV was deployed as a disinfectant against SARS in 2003, and returned as a weapon to fight this new scourge. While antiviral drugs and vaccines concentrate on infections in the body, the UV systems focus on killing the virus in the environment, before it infects others. But not all UV rays are created equal and much of the trick to wielding germicidal UV light against the spread of disease lies in finding a way to keep people safe from that light.