COVID SCIENCE-Simulated Sunlight Inactivates Coronavirus

Reuters| Friday | May 22, 2020

Simulated sunlight inactivates the coronavirus on surfaces

Simulated sunlight rapidly inactivates the novel coronavirus on non-porous surfaces like stainless steel, according to researchers from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC). “These results suggest that natural sunlight may be effective for significantly reducing the amount of virus on exposed surfaces, such as mailboxes, playground equipment, and shopping carts left outdoors in the sunlight,” a spokesman for the researchers told Reuters.
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