The Covid 19 outbreak of 2020 has reached alarming proportions, especially now we’re hitting the winter months.
More alarmingly, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus will continue to affect many countries through 2021-2022.
That’s why UVC virus killing systems are becoming increasingly popular, and more widespread.
The Sun and UV Light
The sun can kill COVID-19, but there are now artificial UV light systems which do the job indoors,which is more than welcome.
As explained, the sun has different light components that we can see and cannot see. The light we see in our sun is visible light and it has an invisible component called ultraviolet light.
This is a form of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun, and visible light contains photons that help illuminate what we see in sunlight.
UV is a component of sunlight and harmful to humans if they are exposed to too much sunlight (e.g. sunburn and skin cancer). Therefore, on summer days, you should wear a UV-inhibiting sun protection on the beach, as well as limiting time spent in direct sunlight.
More sun and warmer weather do not provide a friendly environment for viruses, which is why flu and other viral diseases decline in warmer seasons.
Remember that flu tends to peak in the seasons that coincide with colder climates in temperate countries.
UV can also be useful for killing viruses and bacteria, and new systems are designed to kill the virus in the air and on surfaces.
This helps prevent the virus from infecting people.
Using UV Light to Help
Once the virus enters the body it begins to multiply. This happens by increasing and using its metabolic processes, damaging its host by infecting it and depriving it of its vitality.
A virus consists of a protein sheath called a capsid, and it is a parasite that needs a host to reproduce. A virus is not a living organism, but a cell that thrives in other organisms.
Since the beginning of the 19th century, scientists have known that UV can be used for germicidal purposes.
Although UV is known to be dangerous to humans because it is a source of cancer, it can also be used to eliminate areas with dangerous viruses and bacteria.
One of the reasons that lockdowns were a bad idea, was that they kept people indoors, away from vitamin d producing sunlight, and out of fresh air. Breathing in stale, virus infected air is never a good idea.
For this reason, devices called “UV lamps” are used in medical facilities and hospitals to sterilise instruments and surfaces.
UV can disturb the structure of viruses and destroy the molecular bonds that hold DNA together in viral cells when exposed to UV light.
The UV range is UVA (400 – 315 nm), also known as “black light,” and is more harmful because it transmits more energy. It also has a higher energy density than other light forms such as visible light and infrared light.
The range affects cells,so it can damage the body and areas such as the skin, eyes and lungs.
The most harmful UV radiation from the sun is absorbed by the ozone layer in the Earth’s atmosphere. The sun, which possesses this property, is the most important UV source on Earth.
UVC (Far UVC) is the most common form of UV radiation that hits the Earth’s surface and it is produced in the form of UVA.
Both the UVA and UVB of the sun will reach the earth, but the shorter wavelengths cause more damage. Commercial UV light sterilizers require high doses of UVC to destroy the virus in a short time.
There are devices that can generate artificial UV light without the need for the sun, such as UV lamps. These devices consist of an electric discharge lamp, which is adjusted to the frequencies of UVA and UVC.
UV lamps, which are often used in hospitals for sterilisation purposes, are stronger in their ability to cause damage to humans and viruses than conventional UV lamps.
The element is housed in special glass or quartz, which transmits UV radiation at 300 – 400 nm. The more specialized UV lamps used for sterilization, such as in hospitals, can have even shorter wavelengths.
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Traditionally, UV light is generated by conducting an electric current through vaporized mercury gas.
There are also solid UV lamps, which are now used more frequently when mercury was abolished by manufacturers due to toxicity concerns and disposal. UV lamps actually have commercial applications that are not obvious to many people.
Tanning salons use them in their tanning salons to give customers a deep brown look, and forensic technicians at the scene also use UV light. UV light is used by the technicians at the scene and by police officers at crime scenes.
They can pick up bodily fluids which can include sperm, saliva and urine stains, as well as traces of blood and other things such as substances.
UV lamps are an effective solution to prevent COVID-19 and are often used in hospitals to disinfect rooms where patients are being treated.
There are retail versions of UV lamps, but there is no doubt that the sun can do a better job in most cases and it does not cost money.
However, it is not absolutely necessary to put them everywhere, and it is not necessary for everyone to buy UV lamps all of a sudden. Please follow your country or states guidance on this.
It helps to sterilise instruments and room surfaces and perform further cleaning to ensure that everything meets stringent health requirements.
The cost of maintaining this for 24 hours or so may not be feasible,so we are in favour of using germ lamps and UV sterilisation at home throughout the day.
Our systems are a UVC sterilising system which can be used at home or in professional spaces.
Where UVC lighting is really needed, such as in hospitals or hospitals with high-risk patients, it is available at a much lower cost than you might expect.
However, everyone should wash their hands, use disinfectants, avoid public places, get treatment if they are sick, and use a mouthguard when coughing or sneezing, and not rub their eyes if their hands are not clean.