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Narrow Wave UV Light Kills MRSA without Damaging Tissue

It has been known for some time that UV light can kill bacteria and viruses. However, practical applications have been limited because of the significant safety concerns for both patient and medical staff. Researchers at Columbia University investigated the use of a much narrower ban of UV light that has proven to be effective against the pathogens but that does not damage the skin and eyes. This offers potential for a safer, and economical, approach to reducing SSIs (Surgical Site Infections) and for further investigation for fighting airborne pathogens as well. Click here to read more. Click here for Abstract.