4 good reasons for using UV light to control spread of disease

Fact: UV light is proven to kill up to 90%* of harmful airborne microbes.

Posted by: Bob Squirrell In: Air pollution, Air quality, Cleaning & Hygiene, Dental Units, GPs, Healthcare, Hospitals, News 16 Apr 2015

Schools and businesses around the world are once again learning of the time-proven benefits of using UV lights to slow the spread of viruses, such as H1N1 (Swine Flu*), Influenza and other infectious diseases. This simple product is proven to kill up to 90%* of harmful airborne microbes and other common cold germs and diseases.sun-UV
The following are some of the facts on the use of UVC – as a preventive measure to control spread of disease:
  • The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the use of UV light in a multitude of applications. The U.S. Government now specifies that UV light should be used in wet air handling units to improve indoor air quality by reducing allergens and molds in government buildings.
  • The Air Institute of Respiratory Education suggests UV lights be used in buildings for indoor air quality purposes, stating it may be the final line of defense against those diseases which have developed resistance to drugs (such as tuberculosis).
  • According to Dr. Wally Kowalski of the Aerobiological Engineering Dept. at Penn State University, the ultraviolet component of sunlight is the main reason microbes die more quickly in outdoor air.
  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the use of UV lights in all indoor environments, specifically public access buildings such as homeless shelters and hospitals, to prevent the spread of disease.

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