UV-C refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 – 280 nanometers (nm). Light in the UVC wavelength can be used for sterilizing surfaces, destroying harmful micro-organisms in food products and in air. Today, hospitals and laboratories use UV-C light to keep their facilities sterile.
Yes! We've actually been using UV sterilization since the 1800s! Numerous health studies have shown that UV-C light effectively inactivates viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and fungi by breaking down their DNA or RNA. Scientific and anecdotal references abound for UV-C’s efficacy both in literature and in reports of field applications. Of the government reports, NIOSH, OSHA, CDC, GSA, EPA are the most notable. Science in the public forum comes from the University of Cincinnati, Tulsa University, University of Colorado and McGill University (Canada) to name a few. The two labs conducting independent testing and showing very favourable results are ARTI and Battelle. The list of prestigious field studies are too numerous to mention.
Because of the affordability. Until recently the best available way to deploy UV was through a large mobile pushcart. Mobile UV carts are helping improve patient outcomes in hospitals that can afford to deploy them, but the high costs to purchase, operate, and maintain them are limiting when and where this vital tool can be deployed. High costs are keeping UV technology out of the hands of community healthcare facilities and the broader commercial market. Therefore, Cleanture provides an economic way for every household to use.
We’re exposed to parts of the UV spectrum while outdoors. Generally, excessive UV exposure can produce adverse effects depending on wavelength, type and duration, and UV response differences between individuals. The three basic wavelengths:
UV-C - includes the germicidal wavelength of 253.7nm and is used for air and water disinfection. Human overexposure causes temporary skin redness and harsh eye irritation, but no permanent damage, skin cancer, or cataracts.
UV-B - is a narrower but more dangerous band of UV. Prolonged exposure has been associated with skin cancer, skin aging, and cataracts (clouding of the lens of the eye).
UV-A - is more predominant outdoors than the other two. It helps to tan our skin and is used in medicine to treat certain skin disorders. It is generally a harmless wavelength.
UVA, B and C will damage collagen fibers and accelerate skin aging. Generally, UVA is least harmful; UVB contributes to DNA damage and cancer. It penetrates deeply but does not cause sunburn. Because of no reddening (erythema) it cannot be measured in SPF testing. There’s no good clinical measurement of UVB blocking, but it is important that sunscreens block both UVA and B. UVC however, penetrates superficially and has not been associated with long term tissue effects.
It should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of the skin. Do not look directly at the light. UV light can cause temporary damage to the cornea if observed directly. Use only as directed.
Our UV-C Sanitizer Pro equipped with a child safety lock and the safety function that the device will turn off automatically when it is not held flat directly over the object to be disinfected. (this is to prevent any accidental exposure on eyes)
It can be used to safely disinfect cellphones, toothbrushes, and other household items; including but not limited to baby bottles, BPA-Free plastic, pacifiers, jewellery, utensils, jackets, handbags etc.
No, Ozone is only produced when ultraviolet (UV) light is in the range between 160 - 240 nm from Oxygen. UV light at between 240 - 280 nm will actually destroy ozone. As such, our product actually produces UV light of wavelength 270 - 280 nm, so it won't produce Ozone.
Ultraviolet (UV) is a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light. Around 90% of the energy generated by a UV-C lamp is in fact UVC energy. The remainder is visible light (blue hue). Given the brightness from UV-C lamps, that 3-4% of visible light gives one an idea of the amount of UVC energy a lamp produces. The blue color comes from an inert gas within the lamp that doesn’t produce UVC, it's used as an indicator to show that UV-C is working.
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