Japan’s Fujita Medical University stated yesterday ( 26th ) that low-concentration ozone can neutralize new coronavirus particles and may be a viable method for disinfecting medical rooms and waiting areas in hospitals. This is also the world’s first experimental confirmation that low-concentration ozone has the effect of killing the new coronavirus.
Scientists at Fujita Medical University said that they have demonstrated for the first time that low-concentration ozone of 0.05 to 0.1 ppm (parts per million) harmless to humans can kill the new coronavirus. This experiment used an ozone generator in a confined space containing samples of the new coronavirus. When exposed to low concentrations of ozone for 10 hours, the virus’s activity dropped sharply by more than 90% .
Takayuki Murata , Professor of Virology and Parasitology at Fujita Medical University, who is in charge of this research, pointed out that continuous, low-concentration ozone treatment can reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. This can be used even in an environment where people are present. This method is particularly effective in high humidity environments.
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