Hospitals have been using ultraviolet light (UV) as a cleaning agent for years and have used large industrial-grade machines to decontaminate rooms. Now we have consumers who want to clean pretty much everything from phones to kitchen surfaces, to entire rooms.
In the Pandemic of 2020, we have been told to stay home to stay safe. However, bringing the virus into an enclosed space such as a home can be dangerous as well.
That’s why many people are turning to safe, tested UVC Air Sanitising Systems. They do this in order to kill the virus in the air and keep their home safe.
What is Available, and How it Works…..
Strong UVC light is regularly used to decontaminate surgical tools and hospital rooms.
There are powerful systems with external Bulbs which eliminate virus particles in the air and on surfaces. These systems however, require people to leave the room for safety so that decontamination can take place.
Certain Wavelengths of UV light are a health hazard associated with diseases such as skin cancer and cataracts. This is why people leave the room when running external bulb systems.
For Home UVC Virus Killing Systems However,…..
For the home, there are safe alternatives available such as the Room-30 UVC Air Steriliser.
Room decontamination is accomplished by taking the air into the chamber and destroying the virus particles.
This is done via a germicidal bulb, sending clean, virus free air back into the room. UVC Germicidal bulbs work destroying the molecular bonds that hold the DNA of viruses and bacteria together.
It kills all kinds of viruses…..
This is including superbugs that have developed greater resistance to antibiotics. A study of 21,000 patients housed in rooms where someone had previously been treated found that disinfecting a hospital room with UV light reduced the transmission of drug-resistant bacteria by 30%.
Recently, however, researchers have been working with UVC rays in a narrower spectrum of 207 – 222 nm. U-Vc light can destroy pathogen DNA, making it effective against superbugs.
There is now evidence that it can effectively disinfect the Covid-19 Virus using a certain wavelength and given enough time.
It’s all About the Spectrum….
Certain types of UVC light kills both bacteria and viruses by damaging the DNA of the viruses and allowing the UV to destroy them.
A 2017 study showed 222 nm U-shaped light killed more bacteria than 254 nm – which would have been toxic to humans.
The study was repeated in 2018 with the H1N1 virus, and its narrower spectrum has also proved effective in eradicating the virus.
Why Homeowners are Considering It……
Killing bacteria and viruses with UV light is particularly effective because it kills germs without regard to drug resistance or toxic chemicals.
It also works against Flu Viruses, including emerging strains of the disease, and could have particularly important public health effects, as it could drastically reduce disease transmission.
UVC lamps for consumers come in a variety of shapes, including Robotic, Tower and small wands. The Wheeled Tower UV Lights are easy to maneuver and cost a lot less than similar systems.
The Facts Keep Coming….
A 2008 study tested 30 toothbrush disinfectants that purport to rid toothbrushes of diseases and germs. The study found that compared to toothbrushes that were not treated with UV light, much more bacteria growth formed and 86% more of the colonies of viruses remained.
A 2014 study tested the effectiveness of a wearable UV Led bar and found that it kills 100 common bacteria in five seconds, inactivates 90% of spores and eliminates bacteria that are difficult to kill in 40 seconds.
To disinfect with a wand or a bar, you can use a UVC light to shine on anything you want to disinfect, including counters, bedding and steering wheels for car garages. These wands can be used anywhere and claim to work in seconds. They are often marketed to travelers who care about things like hygiene in hotel rooms.
However , they are not tested to any scientific standard when compared to larger bulb systems such as PathogenUK’s.
How Portable Systems are Used
Such products are typically intended for hikers and travelers in remote areas who are more likely to encounter untreated water sources. Used correctly, UVC lamps can clean water in less than five seconds, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Some companies selling these pens claim that if used properly, they can remove 99.99% of bacteria and viruses from the water within seconds.
It is important to stick to travel and medical advice, including information on the risks of incorrect use.
Specifically, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Public Health examined a handy UVC light device called SteriPEN. The researchers concluded that the number of bacteria and the reduction in viruses depended on how the device was used. Those who did well overall, like those who did not, had to be reassessed.
Before using, check the instructions on the device and still wash your hands before and after use and wash your hands after each use.
As we can see there are many types of UV light disinfection systems. We sell our own products but we are keen to see the state of technology in the field.
After our own research, we decided to sell the tower style systems both with internal and external bulbs.
This is because we can have safe UVC Disinfection systems for the home. Ones where you can be in the room and keep your home safe from diseases and harmful bacteria.
Our other , external bulb UVC systems are suitable for hospital rooms, dentist offices, salons, and other applications.
This means that we cater to every type of buyer or business so please get in touch with us and we can advise you further.
Thankyou for reading and please check back often to see the latest news on UV air sterilisation systems.