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Is UV-C light safe?

However, UVC is likely to cause acute photokeratitis… UVC exposure is unlikely to cause acute or long-term damage to the skin.

Is UV sterilization effective?

The use of UV sterilization, or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, has been found to be extremely effective. Sources of UV sterilization can kill over 99% of viruses, bacteria, and fungi in an extremely short amount of time.

Are UV sterilizers safe?

Most UV sterilization devices use UV-C light as the source of their disinfecting power. Far-UV is safer for workplace cleanup as well as for human safety.

How is UV light used for sterilization?

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UVC), light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.

How long does it take UV C light to kill germs?

The inverse square law applies to germicidal ultraviolet as it does to light: the killing power decreases as the distance from the lamps increases. The average bacterium will be killed in ten seconds at a distance of six inches from the lamp.

Does UV light damage food?

Scientists have found that simple and inexpensive ultraviolet light technology can kill food-borne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits such as apples and pears. … The light did not affect the chemical or the physical quality of the fruit used during the study.

Does ultraviolet light kill mold?

Ultraviolet (UV) Light is a proven technology that has been killing mold, fungus, bacteria, and viruses since the beginning of time. … Ultraviolet light can kill mold in air and on surfaces. It’s effective at treating the mold you know about, and can help kill mold, including airborne spores that you can’t see.

Can I put my phone in a UV sterilizer?

PhoneSoap is a small chamber that uses a UV-C light to safely sanitize your phone and other small personal items (i.e. smartwatch, AirPods, MetroCard, credit cards, and pretty much any other small items that will fit in the chamber). Think of it like a pint-sized tanning bed for your phone.

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