The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and RadTech North America inform the public that there are no protocols to advise or to permit the safe use of UV light directly on the human body at the wavelengths and exposures proven to efficiently kill viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.
Source: eXtreme Plants – A resource for research and information about extremophytes As this new website maybe of interest to some of our readers, I copy below the announcement I received today by e-mail.
The polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) glows under a blacklight, due to the presence of three fluorescent molecules in its lymph tissue and skin. Source: Scientists Discover First Fluorescent Frog | The Scientist Magazine® These are not plants, but still I know some UV4Plants members will find this post and the original PNAS article interesting. I am suitably posting this from Buenos Aires.
The site The Conversation has published a post by Nigel Paul, titled Why don’t plants get sunburn? Nigel Paul’s piece is written with the general public in mind and gives a simple but up-to-date account of the progress in UV and plants research during the last 30 years or so. Highly recommended.