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Spectrum of virucidal activity from ultraviolet to infrared radiation.
Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2020 Oct 14; 19(10):1262-1270.PP

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a demand for safe and highly effective decontamination techniques for both personal protective equipment (PPE) and hospital and operating rooms. The gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions warrants the expansion of these measures into the outpatient arena. Ultraviolet C (UVC) radiation has well-known germicidal properties and is among the most frequently reported decontamination techniques used today. However, there is evidence that wavelengths beyond the traditional 254 nm UVC - namely far UVC (222 nm), ultraviolet B, ultraviolet A, visible light, and infrared radiation - have germicidal properties as well. This review will cover current literature regarding the germicidal effects of wavelengths ranging from UVC through the infrared waveband with an emphasis on their activity against viruses, and their potential applicability in the healthcare setting for general decontamination during an infectious outbreak.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA.Photomedicine and Photobiology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA. hlim1@hfhs.org.Photomedicine and Photobiology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA. hlim1@hfhs.org.Photomedicine and Photobiology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA. hlim1@hfhs.org.Photomedicine and Photobiology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA. hlim1@hfhs.org and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.Photomedicine and Photobiology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA. hlim1@hfhs.org.Photomedicine and Photobiology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA. hlim1@hfhs.org.Photomedicine and Photobiology Unit, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA. hlim1@hfhs.org.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32812619

Citation

Horton, Luke, et al. "Spectrum of Virucidal Activity From Ultraviolet to Infrared Radiation." Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences : Official Journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology, vol. 19, no. 10, 2020, pp. 1262-1270.
Horton L, Torres AE, Narla S, et al. Spectrum of virucidal activity from ultraviolet to infrared radiation. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2020;19(10):1262-1270.
Horton, L., Torres, A. E., Narla, S., Lyons, A. B., Kohli, I., Gelfand, J. M., Ozog, D. M., Hamzavi, I. H., & Lim, H. W. (2020). Spectrum of virucidal activity from ultraviolet to infrared radiation. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences : Official Journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology, 19(10), 1262-1270. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0pp00221f
Horton L, et al. Spectrum of Virucidal Activity From Ultraviolet to Infrared Radiation. Photochem Photobiol Sci. 2020 Oct 14;19(10):1262-1270. PubMed PMID: 32812619.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Spectrum of virucidal activity from ultraviolet to infrared radiation. AU - Horton,Luke, AU - Torres,Angeli Eloise, AU - Narla,Shanthi, AU - Lyons,Alexis B, AU - Kohli,Indermeet, AU - Gelfand,Joel M, AU - Ozog,David M, AU - Hamzavi,Iltefat H, AU - Lim,Henry W, PY - 2020/8/20/pubmed PY - 2020/10/22/medline PY - 2020/8/20/entrez SP - 1262 EP - 1270 JF - Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology JO - Photochem Photobiol Sci VL - 19 IS - 10 N2 - The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked a demand for safe and highly effective decontamination techniques for both personal protective equipment (PPE) and hospital and operating rooms. The gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions warrants the expansion of these measures into the outpatient arena. Ultraviolet C (UVC) radiation has well-known germicidal properties and is among the most frequently reported decontamination techniques used today. However, there is evidence that wavelengths beyond the traditional 254 nm UVC - namely far UVC (222 nm), ultraviolet B, ultraviolet A, visible light, and infrared radiation - have germicidal properties as well. This review will cover current literature regarding the germicidal effects of wavelengths ranging from UVC through the infrared waveband with an emphasis on their activity against viruses, and their potential applicability in the healthcare setting for general decontamination during an infectious outbreak. SN - 1474-9092 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32812619/Spectrum_of_virucidal_activity_from_ultraviolet_to_infrared_radiation_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1039/d0pp00221f DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -