A newly-developed Israeli system sanitizes rooms with ultraviolet light, which is deadly to COVID-19 germs but safe for patients or medical staff.
As part of Israel’s battle against the coronavirus, Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center installed a system that destroys the virus in areas in which infected patients received treatment.
The strategy uses ultraviolet C (UVC) light, which kills the coronavirus, but does not harm people exposed to it.
While UV lights had been used previously to disinfect operating rooms, their production of dangerous ozone molecules prevented their used in the coronavirus fight. Israel’s new UVC system uses a wavelength that does not produce ozone, making it a safe and effective sterilizing agent for patients with breathing problems.