How does UV-C Light sanitize?
In1903 the Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Niels Finsen for using UV light to fight tuberculosis. Today, hospitals and laboratories use UV light to keep their facilities sterile. UV-C light is a short-wavelength, ultraviolet light that breaks apart germ DNA, leaving it unable to function or reproduce. In other words, UV-C light is germicidal (UV-A and UV-B light are not). UV-C can even neutralize “superbugs” that have developed a resistance to antibiotics.
Studies demonstrate that UV-C can be a meaningful defense against healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) such as MRSA, C. diff, Staph, Ebola, Tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Clostridium difficile. Ideal for use in hospitals, nursing homes, surgery centers, and daycare centers, anywhere airborne pathogens can impact patient and staff health.
UV-C is also harmful to our eyes and can cause skin damage as well, so UV-C lighting must be used appropriately. Efficient Power Tech offers three solutions to help you sanitize your environment using UV-C Lighting.