In Moscow, more than 20 children received burns of the cornea from the germicidal lamp
Ivan Chernyenko / wikipedia.org Investigators are checking on the fact of mass production of students eye burns after using quartz lamps in one of the capital’s schools. This was reported on the website of the Main investigation Department of the RF IC in Moscow
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Investigators are checking on the fact of mass production of students eye burns after using quartz lamps in one of the capital’s schools. This was reported on the website of the Main investigation Department of the RF IC in Moscow.On Tuesday, a law enforcement source told TASS that on March 2 in the Ostankino area of more than 20 children complained of pain in his eyes, they were diagnosed a burn of the cornea of an eye. As it turned out, in the classroom, where classes were held, during the day, worked a quartz lamp. The children were sent to outpatient treatment.
preSS-service of the Moscow Department of education said that the teacher of the first class school N1415 used for disinfection of air at recess irradiator of the open type. This is a violation of the order of the Moscow Department of education, according to which you can only use the device closed. After the changes and the return of the children in the class she turned off the quartz lamp contrary to the rules of security and instructions for using this device.
“Several children asked for medical help after the examination, let them go home. The incident is an internal audit, the teacher will be dismissed,” – said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, of those who sought help, four children have returned to classes. The Department stressed that the school will be used exclusively germicidal lamp closed type, and all teachers will hold an additional security briefing.
a Similar incident a few days ago occurred in Abakan: second grade school N20 during a lesson were in the office, where he worked quartz lamp, included for the disinfection of the premises. As a result, 10 children went to the doctor, which fixed the eye burns.
on February 26 it became known that in connection with the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the administration of Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow issued the order to strengthen and disinfecting regime facilities capital catering. One of the prescriptions of this kind was the installation of germicidal lamps in areas where a lot of people going.
a Molecular biologist and science journalist Irina Akulenko said bactericidal irradiators gated spoil the RNA and DNA of viruses and bacteria, but the efficiency of these reflectors is not as high as the manufacturer says, and the reflectors work more against bacteria than viruses. As stated by the virologist, doctor biologicallyagricultural Sciences Alexander Chepurnov, the lamp should have included in the empty room, “for 20 minutes” while at work a few meters away from the lamp may cause damage to eyesight. “Quartz lamp is only effective when the direct irradiation is potentially flying in the air or lying on the surface of the virus. And when the virus is in the shade – even humans, though the furniture, though still something, any impact on him already is not”, – he explained.