In Y 2005, a team of researchers reviewed the estimated amount of time it took to inactivate viruses using exposure to UVA and UVB radiation from the Sun.
They developed a predictive model that they concluded “should be a useful step to understanding and eventually predicting the survival of viruses after their release in the environment.”
Fast forward to now
In a recent development, 1 of the largest lighting companies in the world, Signify (OTC:SFFYF), says they have developed a new light bulb they believe can kill 96% of coronavirus in just 3 secs. The company partnered with Boston University to test the effectiveness of the light bulb to inactivate the C-19 coronavirus.
Eric Rondolat, CEO, told reporter that after 6 secs of exposure, the rate of pathogen death goes up to 99%. In a press release on the Signify website, Anthony Griffiths, PhD., from Boston University School of Medicine says:
“Our test results show that above a specific dose of UV-C radiation, viruses were completely inactivated: in a matter of seconds we could no longer detect any virus. We are very excited about these findings and hope that this will accelerate the development of products that can help limit the spread of COVID-19.”
Mr. Rondolat believes the light bulbs are a preventive measure that may be useful in all types of public places. The notice from Signify follows research from Columbia University, where researchers found low doses of far-UVC light “inactivated 99.9% of aerosolized alpha coronavirus 229E and beta coronavirus OC43.”
What about Sunlight
Sunlight is necessary to support optimal health. Scientists have now found those who are deficient in vitamin D, which your body makes with exposure to the Sun, have a far higher risk of severe disease from SARS-CoV-2. There is also evidence that SARS-CoV-2 responds to humidity and temperature, causing different scientists to expect another wave of illness in the Fall.
This means there is a “deadline” before which it is important to optimize your vitamin D levels. To improve your immune function and lower your risk of viral infections, experts suggest raising your vitamin D to a level between 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) and 80 ng/mL by Fall. In Europe, the measurements you are looking for are 150 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L) and 200 nmol/L.
Low levels of vitamin D are commonly found in those with comorbid health conditions and/or dark skin. This raises the potential risk from C-19 coronavirus and other infectious disease
Have a Happy Healthy Star Spangled Weekend, Keep the Faith!