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Japan researchers say ozone effective in neutralizing coronavirus

first_imgTopics : Japanese researchers said on Wednesday that low concentrations of ozone can neutralize coronavirus particles, potentially providing a way for hospitals to disinfect examination rooms and waiting areas.Scientists at Fujita Health University told a news conference they had proven that ozone gas in concentrations of 0.05 to 0.1 parts per million (ppm), levels considered harmless to humans, could kill the virus.The experiment used an ozone generator in a sealed chamber with a sample of coronavirus. The potency of the virus declined by more than 90% when subjected to low level ozone for 10 hours. “Transmission of the novel coronavirus may be reduced by continuous, low-concentration ozone treatment, even in environments where people are present, using this kind of system,” said lead researcher Takayuki Murata.”We found it to be particularly effective in high-humidity conditions.”Ozone, a type of oxygen molecule, is known to inactivate many pathogens, and previously experiments have shown that high concentrations, between 1-6 ppm, were effective against the coronavirus but potentially toxic to humans.A recent study at the Georgia Institute of Technology showed that ozone may be effective in disinfecting gowns, goggles and other medical protective equipment.center_img Fujita Medical University Hospital, in Aichi prefecture central Japan, has installed ozone generators to reduce infection in waiting areas and patient rooms.The university has also performed a clinical trial of Fujifilm Holdings Corp’s Avigan drug on COVID-19 patients.last_img read more

Bobby Joe Centers

first_imgBobby Joe “BJ” Centers, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born October 28, 1936 in Milan, Indiana, son of the late Linden Centers and Carrie (Shockey) Centers.He served his country as a member of the United States Army.He retired as a Chief Operator for Monsanto, after many years of service. He was a past member of Lawrenceburg American Legion. BJ was a “Fixit Man”. He had the ability to fix anything. His family was most important to him. He especially enjoyed his grandkids.BJ is survived by his loving spouse of 63 years Marilyn Centers (Miller); Daughter, Kim (Tom) Schrad of Winchester, OH; Son, Tim (Lesa) Centers of Greendale, IN; Grandchildren, Natalie Centers and Joe Centers of Silverton, OH; Brother, Don (Carolyn) Centers of Aurora, IN; Brothers-In-Law Darry (Linda) Miller of Nevada, MO, Richard (Sandra) Bockhorst of Vista, CA, and Michael Bockhorst of Delhi, OH; and many nieces & nephews.He was preceded in death by his Father, Linden Centers; Mother, Carrie Centers; Step-Father, William Kirby, and several siblings.Private services will be held at the family’s convenience.Interment will follow in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery (Bellaire), Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Hoxworth Blood Center or St John’s Lutheran Church (Bellaire), Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.Our prayers go out to all of the health care community and those affected by COVID-19.last_img read more