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United Airlines to Use Ultraviolet C Light to Clean Aircraft Flight Decks

United Airlines has announced that it is using ultraviolet C (UVC) light to clean the flight decks on some of its aircraft. Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation and it has three categories: A, B, and C. Each of the three categories has a different wavelength. UVA has the longest wavelength while UVC has the shortest wavelength (and therefore the highest energy). Due to its short wavelength and high energy, UVC can be used as a disinfectant while…