The second-graders in Abakan burned his eyes quartz lamp installed for the prevention of coronavirus

Disinfection of subway cars in a depot Disinfection of subway cars in a depot “Kaluga”, Moscow
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the Main investigation Department of the TFR in the Krasnoyarsk territory and the Republic of Khakassia checks on the incident at the school of Abakan, where students received an eye injury. This was reported on the website of the office.

According to preliminary data, the students of the second grade 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. Investigators are working with the teacher and school principal, establish all the circumstances of the incident. By results of check the procedural decision will be made.

26 February, “Vedomosti” reported 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 “Novaya Gazeta” that the 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. “The quality of work depends on the availability of special filters, which are not allowed in the machine dust, the number of lamps and features of the manufacturer. If you take the reflectors, the production of which was poorly controlled, or to buy the cheapest equipment, instead of the radiator on the wall is just a decorative box,” explained Akulenko.

the Misunderstanding of the principle of operation of germicidal lamps has also been demonstrated in the course of the trial of a resident of St. Petersburg, Anna Ilyina. We will remind, the woman escaped from the hospital, where he was due to suspicions on the Chinese coronavirus. The meeting was attended by a crowd of journalists that people are not caught from ilina possible infection, the court included an ultraviolet lamp for disinfection.

As told “Komsomolskaya Pravda” the virologist, doctor of biological 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.