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what is UV-C

Recent health concerns have amplified efforts to reduce transmission of infections. One of the most effective preventive methods is ultraviolet germicidal irridation.

UV light disinfection is a new application for an old technology which had been overlooked for many years.

As early as the 1800's, scientists discovered that long exposure to sunlight prevented microbial growth. Later developments concluded that shorter wavelengths emitted by UVC light not only prevented growth, but was also an extremely effective method of disinfection.

Today UVC is not only a widely accepted disinfection method, but it is also a safer alternative to the highly corrosive chemical practices commonly used.

how it works

UV-C light prevents microorganisms from replicating therefore inactivating and killing them. At approximately 240 nanometers, UV-C is the light which provides a germicidal effect. It causes damage to the DNA of viruses, bacteria and pathogens thereby destroy their ability to multiply. Once unable to reproduce, the organism dies.

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