• Escalators of tomorrow will have self-sterilizing handrails

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    You know what's a real cesspit of sickness, disease and transmittable maladies? The moving handrails that you find on escalators and moving walkways. It's why LG's electronics arm, Innotek, has spent time and money building a device that can banish o...
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  • Handrail sterilizer claims to wipe out germs on escalators

    Handrail sterilizer claims to wipe out germs on escalators

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Ever feel severe anxiety at the thought of touching grotty escalator handrails? LG Innotek and Clearwin claim that their new sterilizer can wipe out 99.99 percent of germs on handrails through a process known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation . It's a world's first, according to the companies.
    “The product blocks any sources of infection from spreading by completely destroying the DNA of germs via UV LED light having a wavelength of 278 nanometers,” LG says, adding that it is harmless to the human body. The lamp continuously disinfects the rails while the escalator is moving.
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