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UV sanitizer lamp zaps viruses but not skin, maker says

Ushio dials up plans for mass production in Japan

TOKYO -- A Japanese company has moved up plans to mass-produce an ultraviolet lamp developed with Columbia University that it says renders viruses harmless without damaging people's eyes or skin. 

The light has been shown to be effective against influenza and a type of coronavirus specific to cats. Results from U.S. tests involving the novel coronavirus are expected to come soon.

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