Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Lighting for Health & Wellbeing newsletter for Nov. 21, 2022. Cold and flu season is picking up as more people are spending time indoors in the cooler climate zones. While we hear more widespread buzz about coronavirus variants, RSV, and respiratory illnesses these days, of course all manner of microbes have the potential to impact public health through air, surface, and water contamination. While questions remain about the types of pathogens — and the percentage — that can be deactivated by ultraviolet and visible-light disinfection methods, the currently understood capabilities are advantageous in helping global society to achieve access to clean water supplies, improved indoor-air quality, and reduced contact with contaminated surfaces in all sorts of spaces. But we must remain vigilant in staying up to date on the latest research studies and remember that science evolves because our understanding of how to interpret data and apply it to practice continues to expand.
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