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Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?

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Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?

Natural News
By Mike Adams
11 October 2014

While vaccine makers and drug companies are rushing to bring medical interventions to the market that might address the Ebola pandemic, there's already a technology available right now that can kill Ebola in just two minutes in hospitals, quarantine centers, commercial offices and even public schools.

It's called the Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot, and it was invented by a team of Texas doctors whose company is based on San Antonio. (And no, I didn't get paid to write this. I'm covering this because this technology appears to be a viable lifesaving invention.)

The Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot uses pulsed xenon-generated UV light to achieve what the company calls "the advanced environmental cleaning of healthcare facilities." Because ultraviolet light destroys the integrity of the RNA that viruses are made of, it renders viruses "dead." (Viruses aren't really alive in the first place, technically speaking, so the correct term is "nonviable.")

Ebola, just like most other viruses, are quickly destroyed by UV light. That's why Ebola likes to spread in dark places where sunlight doesn't reach. (Think of Ebola as a "vampire" virus that feeds off human blood but shuns sunlight...) The Xenex robot destroys Ebola on surfaces in just two minutes, zapping them with a specific wavelength of UV light at concentrations that are 25,000 times higher than natural sunlight.

Kill Ebola with electricity and UV light; no toxic chemicals neededThe reason I'm covering this medical technology is because I'm seriously impressed with the concept and the green technology behind it. The Xenex unit generates UV light using xenon -- one of the noble gases -- rather than toxic mercury. So there's no toxic mercury to deal with, even when disposing of the equipment after its useful life.

So many of the approaches to disinfection in hospitals today are based on harsh, toxic chemicals that pose a secondary risk to the health of hospital patients and staff. But UV light emitted by the Xenex robot leaves no chemical residue whatsoever and requires no chemical manufacturing plant to manufacture. This is truly "light medicine" because it disinfects using specific frequencies of light.

Studies touted by the manufacturer appear to show extraordinary disinfection results spanning both bacterial superbugs and viral strains:

- 57% reduction in MRSA at Moses Cone

- 53% reduction in C.diff infections at Cooley Dickenson

- 50% reduction in bacterial contamination at Cambridge Health Alliance

- 30% reduction in C.diff at the MD Anderson Cancer Center

- 62% reduction in microbial load at the St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Already in 250 hospitals and growing...The Xenex UV robot is already being used in about 250 hospitals. That number is likely to increase dramatically due to the current global Ebola outbreak.

The base price of the Xenex unit is around $100,000, and the unit pays for itself very quickly by preventing expensive infections. It can disinfect a typical hospital room in about 10 minutes, and it comes with organization and scheduling software that allows hospital staff to keep track of which rooms have been treated.

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  1. What it is all about is ozone. The high energy UV light hits oxygen molecules which then form highly reactive ozone. Ozone is nature´s method of purification and kills bacteria, viruses and fungi along with removing smoke and smog. It also reduces the chance on cancer and lets plants grow faster. In liquid form it is hydrogen peroxide. This is also what white blood cells use to neutralize bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is also used to purify water and cleanse recycled glass bottles for example.

    It is a good solution and not merely to Ebola, but to many threats to health, but seriously....$100,000 for a simple UV device? I got one for $10....granted mine is not nearly as good, but still....the price they are asking is the equivalent of a bank heist. A simple ozone generator can be built for $110 that vastly outperforms UV lights in ozone production....but you would want a slightly more advanced without other gas byproducts that are less beneficial for one´s health....nevertheless that should be doable for $500-1000. Ozone has as added advantage that it completely neutralizes all biological weapons such as anthrax.

    Otherwise colloidal silver is not bad either as a cheap option against many diseases as bacteria can never become immune to silver (although it is not absolutely perfect):

    1. Thank you Saturnalia...this is good information. It's just ashamed that this technology is available, if they are utilizing it is another question. They should be using this in all hospitals and healthcare facilities where it has been reported that many people who are admitted to hospitals usually get sicker while they are there???

      The cost is a reflection of the demand for such a machine in this climate.

  2. Hold on just one minute...I am neither an engineer nor a spokesperson on this subject. However, the ozone by-product created by the Xenex pulsating light needs to be put into perspective. Yes, Ozone is a natural by product of say lightening and the ozone in the upper atmosphere is needed to block harmful energy from reaching earth's mass. But this is not the issue at hand. High energy Xenon pulsating bulbs used in Xenex's machines are touted as "safe and chemical free." I doesn't have mercury in the bulbs...but not safe because of the Ozone which is produced. What is ozone? Ozone is the unstable molecule formed by blasting molecular formations together with high energy to force O+O2 into the O3 ozone gas. Although this ozone is what purifies your water, kills C. diff - Ebola, and most if not all the harmful bacterias found in the hospitals and outreach areas, and that is GREAT! Why doesn't Xenex mention anywhere on their website or in their brochure the formation of ozone. But, when I asked our rep, she informed me it was ozone. "Well below the OSHA regulations of 0.01ppm over an 8 hr shift." Why would she know the OSHA regulation, unless it were a concern of the company.
    I have found on quite a number of sites: if you can detect ozone through your sense of smell, the ppm is between 0.02 - 0.05. Well, I guess I have exceeded my limit of OSHA's regulation.
    I work the night shift in an Operating Room, and I am required to run this machine for 2-3 10 minute cycles in eleven OR rooms every night. That is 25x every night for my coworkers and myself. The symptoms we experience are irritation to the eyes, sore throat, frontal headaches, nausea, and at the end of shift my eyes are on fire, and my chest feels heavy. Only at night, when I work Monday - Wednesday do I have these symptoms.
    I need OSHA to regulate, and an independent study performed on this machine for the ten minute cycle. How soon after, the bombardment of bacteria, C. diff, and all other harmful pathogens, can the operator reenter the cleansed room, safely?
    Who does this fair and honest testing. I make simple wages. But to protect my well-being, I am contemplating the purchase of an ozone meter.
    I loathe the operation of this silent killer.


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