UV-C Light For Coronavirus Sanitation
Instead of using chemical sanitizers for coronavirus cleaning, consider using UV-C light for your commercial sanitation needs. This treatment has been used for years in hospitals and medical facilities across the country. Pure Home USA’s commercial services division can provide this same sanitation method for your business.
What is UV-C Light?
The sun produces light in three different frequencies: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C.
In addition to providing the light we see, UV-A rays, cause wrinkles, “sun spots,” and other types of premature aging. UVB rays, which affect skin’s top layer, cause skin cancer and most sunburns.
The third type, UV-C light rays, are screened out by the earth’s atmosphere. Good thing. Because UV-C rays can damage cells at the DNA level.
And that’s why they are useful in disinfection and sterilization.
Artificial UV-C light, produced in a controlled environment with specialized equipment, can be harnessed for cleaning your commercial environment. And they are especially useful in sanitizing against coronavirus.
This technology must be implemented by trained technicians. When you work with Pure Home USA Commercial Services, we manage the disinfection process for you.
How Does UV-C Light Kill Coronavirus?
Ultraviolet technology disinfects without chemicals.
It kills coronavirus and other germs and viruses by attacking the DNA.
UV-C light is a germicidal. It deactivates the DNA of bacteria, virus and other pathogens. That destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease.
What’s the Proof Behind UV-C Effectiveness?
Scientists across the country are studying the use of UV-C to fight coronavirus both as a surface level pathogen and as an airborne pathogen.
According to a study by Columbia University:
“More than 99.9% of seasonal coronaviruses present in airborne droplets were killed when exposed to a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light that is safe to use around humans.”
There’s also this:
“Hospitals have been using it for years to cut down on the spread of drug-resistant superbugs and to disinfect surgical suites. But there is now interest in using the technology in spaces like schools, office buildings, and restaurants, to help reduce coronavirus transmission once public spaces are open again.”
The New York Public Transit system uses UV-C light to sanitize trains and busses for use.