How to sterilize corona virus masks

It seems certain that type C ultraviolet radiation neutralizes the virus, so let's use it to sterilize the masks.

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First of all, I want to reiterate that I am not responsible for what I will expose in this article, it is just an idea that came to me reading that ultraviolet-C rays alter the DNA of viruses and make them harmless. To have a scientific validity it is necessary to know other information such as the intensity of UV radiation and the exposure time necessary to eliminate them. In these times of forced isolation, I thought of reusing the lamp of an old eprom (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory) eraser that I had at home.
The lamp is a transparent fluorescent tube and have a wavelength of 253.7 nm (UVC) and a power of 6W.
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Giovanni Carrera wrote 04/09/2020 at 06:37 point

UVC rays are used to sanitize environments affected by the corona virus. Obviously I was unable to verify the effectiveness of my device. As you can see, the mask is very close to the lamp and I also used a reflector under the lamp.
What is important is that the lamp is of the UVC type. These lamps, as in my case, were also used in eprom erasers.

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Dan Maloney wrote 04/08/2020 at 17:10 point

I wonder if an EPROM eraser has enough UV flux to kill bugs. I genuinely don't know - it might. But it would pay to find out.

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