Can Ultraviolet Light Kill Coronavirus?

What Is Ultraviolet Light?

Recently published articles discuss how hospitals are using ultraviolet light robots to disinfect patient rooms. While this may sound like science fiction, Ultraviolet (UV) lights have been known to kill viruses and bacteria for over a century (since 1878).

Hospital UVC Light Lamp

This type of light is used by hospitals, dentists, airplanes and industrial applications to decontaminate surfaces and surgical tools.

In China, buses are being blasted with UV light to rid them of Coronavirus.

UV light is also used by water treatment plants to sterilize the drinking water, “as some parasites are resistant to chemical disinfectants such as chlorine.” (According to BBC)

What is UVC Light?

UVC Light is part of the ultraviolet light spectrum, consisting of shorter, more energetic wavelengths of light. It is particularly good at destroying genetic material and has been shown effective against Sars.

What Are UVC Sterilization Lamps?

UVC sterilization lamps are household products that feature a lightbulb producing artificial UVC spectrum light.

UVC Handheld Lamp UVC Standalone Lamp Air Purifier with UV Light

UVC Light Dangers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a stern warning against people using UV light to sterilize their hands or any other part of their skin as it can cause burns similar to ones from the sun.

UVC light should not be used to disinfect humans, animals or pets. These products are intended to be used on objects such as your surgical or N95 mask, items you frequently touch such as doorknobs and faucet knobs, etc.

Usage Tips for UV Sterilization Lights

  • Do not use for sterilization of humans, pets, animals, plants or food.
  • Do not use directly on skin or eyes.
  • Keep away from children. These devices are NOT toys.
  • Do not touch the light surface when in operation.
  • Keep the surface of light clean to ensure effective operation.

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