Helping Keep Your Workplace Covid Secure
UVC And Why It’s So Important
Laboratories and microbiological testing has validated how well UVC technology works. UVC radiation disinfects the air and surfaces in the room (walls, worktops, objects, etc). In the form of these non-toxic beams of light, the reflective rays can penetrate hard-to-reach areas killing viruses and bacteria in seconds. The significant action of UVC radiation is that this light emits photons that can penetrate cells of microorganisms such as the coronavirus. It then breaks down the RNA and DNA to damage the nucleic acid within. With the genetic material destroyed, the virus is prevented from reproducing further. 99.99% of pathogens, bacteria, mold and spores are inactivated in seconds.
The recent pandemic has made people more aware of it’s function and importance, where in fact, this light in the form of germicidal lamps, has been used since the late 1800s where it was used to kill microorganisms that cause indoor air quality problems (bacteria, viruses, mould and yeast). Niels Ryberg Finsen was the first person to use UV rays in treating disease. He invented the Finsen curative lamp which was successfully used through the 1950s. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1903.
Advancements in technology have made it possible for UVC disinfection to be deployed in an ever expanding field of applications. UVC disinfection technology will become as standard as more and more people come to understand it and the benefits it offers when used correctly.
Direct exposure to UVC is dangerous. Our UVC products are either provided with physically integrated equipment or time safeguards such as motion detection sensors or timers, or they can be installed alongside the requisite containment safeguards in order to ensure that our UVC products can be operated in line with the relevant safety standards.
Any UVC disinfection equipment that we provide without integrated equipment or time safeguards are meant to be used only as components in comprehensive disinfection systems which contain the adequate safety safeguards such as, but not limited to, those indicated in the mounting instructions and/or user manuals of this equipment.