Ultraviolet light killing of bacteria

enigl at aol.com enigl at aol.com
Fri Nov 22 09:40:48 EST 1996

<< Could someone recommend a recent review paper on ultraviolet light
killing of bacteria ? We need to know which strains are susceptible
under exact conditions of UV exposure (time, distance, etc.).  >>

I don't like UV antimicrobial action because of the photoreactivation and
cell injury repair that causes the Phoenix Effect.  So many of the
articles I've read on UV light are written by the manufacturers or are IMO
poor science, I hate to recommend an article for you to read.  Look on
pages 553 to 565 in The forth edition of _ Disinfection, Sterilization and
Preservation by Seymour S. Block.


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November 21, 1996
6:45 pm

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