Erickson Living Tribune published the article “What you need to know about ultraviolet light”, featuring quotes from Energy Focus CEO James Tu.
UV light, specifically UV-C, has been in the spotlight as a crucial tool in the fight against COVID-19. UV-C has a short wavelength and is thus very powerful. “UV-C destroys viruses by breaking apart the DNA or RNA structures, rendering them unable to reproduce,” says James Tu, chairman and CEO of Energy Focus Inc, in Solon, Ohio. “UV-A and UV-B light have longer wavelengths and lower energy intensities than UVC; so they are able to reduce mold, fungi, and bacteria, but they generally can’t destroy viruses.”
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