Antimicrobial activity of a continuous visible light disinfection system

William A. Rutala, Hajime Kanamori, Maria F. Gergen, Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, Daniel J. Sexton, Deverick J. Anderson, Jeffrey Laux, David J. Weber

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We evaluated the ability of high-intensity visible violet light with a peak output of 405 nm to kill epidemiologically important pathogens. The high irradiant light significantly reduced both vegetative bacteria and spores at some time points over a 72-hour exposure period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1253
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume39
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Antimicrobial activity of a continuous visible light disinfection system'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Rutala, W. A., Kanamori, H., Gergen, M. F., Sickbert-Bennett, E. E., Sexton, D. J., Anderson, D. J., Laux, J., & Weber, D. J. (2018). Antimicrobial activity of a continuous visible light disinfection system. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 39(10), 1250-1253. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.200