Study: Infuse Phones With Gold to Stop Spread of Disease

Posted on March 5, 2020 10:47 am
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A pinch of gold is the key ingredient in a new coating that promises to be a major boost to the battle against infections.

The substance could help halt disease in its tracks if applied to phones, keyboards and hospital equipment.

The coating is a significant breakthrough, because its light-activated technology successfully kills bacteria in a low light intensity, such as is found in hospital wards and waiting rooms. Previous efforts had required light that was ten times stronger to prove effective.

A new study says that, along with phone screens and keyboards, the bacteria-killing coating