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International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

A thorough study of the efficiency of UV light-emitting technologies against coronaviruses


Sayantani Chakraborty and Sibashish Baksi


A worldwide pandemic crisis brought on by COVID-19 has a significant effect on humanity's physiological, social, and physiological components, particularly its health. Shortwave UV light is one of the particular disinfectants on light-based technologies to inactivate coronavirus and has the ability to clean polluted air and surfaces that play a significant role in disease transmission. The single-stranded RNA virus known as SARS-COV-2 is a member of the Coronaviridae family. RNA viruses can be inactivated by light-based cleaning techniques in a variety of matrixes. SARS-COV viruses have many structural similarities with coronaviruses, making them both extremely UV sensitive. Numerous ultraviolet products, including ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), are suggested for use as disinfectants to clean up various settings and surfaces infected with the SARS-COV virus. Deep ultraviolet light-emitting diode (DUV-LED) is another UV light disinfection product that has the capacity to inactivate the SARS-COV to halt the spread of COVID-19. It is a technique with the capacity to offer virus inactivation that is energy-efficient, contact-free, and devoid of any residual compounds after treatment. It also has very little impact on targets and is adaptable to many virus variations. According to prior experimental research of several peer-reviewed articles, it requires a maximum exposure of 15 minutes in UV radiation and a distance of up to 1 m from the UV emitter to completely inactivate coronaviruses, including SARS-COV-2. Hospitals and other public spaces can employ these UV radiation-based IPC systems.

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International Journal of Pharmacology and Clinical Research
How to cite this article:
Sayantani Chakraborty and Sibashish Baksi. A thorough study of the efficiency of UV light-emitting technologies against coronaviruses. Int. J. Pharmacol. Clin. Res. 2024;6(1):17-19. DOI: 10.33545/26647613.2024.v6.i1a.29
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