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LEDs kill hospital superbugs

A lighting system that kills bacteria, including superbugs such as MRSA and C difficile, has completed trials at a Glasgow hospital.

The LED technology, which can be used alongside or instead of traditional lighting, continually disinfects the air and exposed surfaces with certain violet wavelengths of visible light.

A two-year trial at Glasgow Royal Infirmary showed that the high-intensity narrow-spectrum (HINS) light was around 60 per cent more effective in killing bacteria and fungi than cleaning alone but was harmless to staff and patients.
 
 

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