Twin Cities Pioneer PressUV technology, the radiation that kills viruses.
Twin Cities businesses looking for the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel are finding hope in ultraviolet rays.UVC radiation (the "C" distinguishes its wavelength properties) has been shown to destroy the outer protein coating of the SARS-coronavirus, which is different but similar to the current COVID-19 virus. The drawbacks to UV lamps purchased in stores for use in homes are that the light is dangerous to the eyes in the same way that it's harmful to stare at the sun. For safety, those lights use a lower wattage that can reduce the area of effectiveness. That's why companies such as RFG have moved to cover the UV rays and install them inside air ducts to treat the air moving through a space. A close up view of the blue UV lights of the Halo-LED air purification system installed in White Bear Country Inn in White Bear Lake in 2020. (Deanna Weniger / Pioneer Press) "They can't look directly at the light anywhere," said Ronald Lammert, vice president of ARC MAN INC in East Bethel. He installed the Halo-LED units at Rudy's. "It's totally encompassed in the duct work of the system that takes care of the air in this facility."
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