With Coronavirus taking over our 2020 lives, there has been a frantic effort to help to deal and cope with the fallout.
From hoarding toilet paper to buying up all the hand sanitiser and disinfecting sprays, we are trying everything to get back to a sense of normalcy.
That’s why many companies out there are rushing to develop and release better systems to kill bacteria and viruses.
That’s where UVC air sterilisation systems come in.
What is UV Light and How Does it Work?
UV light is a type of electromagnetic radiation and is responsible for your summer tanning and sunburn.
Sounds great right? But we also need to be aware that in an addition to having that natural tanning glow, UV light can be harmful.
It can lead to skin damage as well as many other health problems such as heart disease and cancer.
The body uses ultraviolet light to produce vitamin D, but too much UV radiation damages living tissue and can cause cancer.
When UV light falls on certain materials, it can cause them to fluoresce, which can cause cancer. UV exposure can be very harmful, especially if it is too high, such as in a person’s eyes, ears, nose, throat, skin, lungs and skin.
Ultraviolet radiation is 1 nanometer (nm), which is much lower than short-wave radiation, such as radio waves, although some authorities have extended the limit for shortwaves to 4 nm.
UV radiation is produced by surfaces at high temperatures such as the sun and is also known as black light. There are many theories about how ultraviolet light is produced, but there is no clear consensus on the exact nature of ultraviolet (ultraviolet) light.
It is produced by ultraviolet radiation from the sun at high temperatures, such as in the upper atmosphere, and produces the same amount of ultraviolet light as visible light, but at a much lower temperature.
Most of the ultraviolet radiation from sunlight is absorbed by the Earth’s atmosphere, which forms the lower stratospheric ozone layer.
Of all UV light that reaches the earth’s surface, almost 99 percent is irradiated by UVA radiation.
Studies have shown that this is not harmful to eye and skin health, but can cause serious health problems in animals.
UVC Lamps Kill Viruses and Bacteria
UV lamps have been developed that basically kill flu viruses, bacteria, pathogens and other diseases.
UV devices used in hospitals for sterilisation of medical equipment are the most common type of UV equipment (UV light).
UVC light is also able to kill germs, microbes, bacteria and viruses, and the aim of this technology is to prevent the spread of diseases such as flu and other diseases of the human body.
Conventional germicidal lamps are not safe for people in the vicinity and can cause serious health problems for patients.
Enclosed systems such as the Room-30 Indoor home UV air sterilisers do not have exposed lamps.This means that you can remain in the room while the system disinfects the air.
This is perfect for the family home and can help to alleviate any worries about viruses in the air, and being in the room while a powerful system runs.
UVC Lights and Covid 19
There is only one type of UV that can reliably inactivate Covid 19 and it is extremely dangerous for humans if they stay in contact with it.
UV light can effectively kill influenza in the air and kill coronaviruses and bacteria after running over 20 minutes in a room.
It can also kill coronavirus in the air, leaving your home, office, dentist, or hospital safe to work or live in.
Studies are Backing this up…
Studies have shown that it can kill bacteria, microbes, and viruses by destroying the molecular bonds that hold DNA together, as well as the proteins in the DNA itself.
Conventional UV light has been used to sterilise medical equipment, but conventional germicidal UV has been hard to use in a powered system while being safe for continued use.
Several inventors and their colleagues suspected that a narrower spectrum of ultraviolet light, known as UVC, could destroy microbes without damaging healthy tissue.
It is not harmful to human health, but it has a very limited range and can only penetrate certain areas of the body, such as the skin, and can cause serious health problems in humans although at a lesser level than traditional uv light.
The transmission of influenza viruses is particularly important, so the practical application of UVC radiation goes beyond the removal of viruses. UV radiation can offer a much more effective method of removing viruses from professional areas than conventional methods.
This can definitely reduce transmission and pathogens and also significantly reduce the number of infections.
So, now you know a little more about UVC light and how it is used to kill viruses. Covid19 can be defeated with the social distancing, testing, hand washing, and UVC Air Sterilisation Systems.
We are PathogenUK, one of the UK’s top UVC virus sterilisation companies. If you would like to know more about these systems and how they work, get in touch. We have UVC air sanitising systems which can workin the home, office, or even medical spaces.
They are also a lot more affordable than other professional systems and many can be moved from room to room to disinfect larger areas.
Thankyou for reading and we will be sure to update our blog often to provide the best information on the web regarding UV disinfection. We want you all to get back to normal, back to work and back to life asap!