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UVC Synopsis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially stated that UVC radiation is useful in battling SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, and other Coronaviruses.

In the August 2019 issue of the Journal of Applied Microbiology, an article titled “Effect of UVC light or hydrogen peroxide wipes on the inactivation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile spores and norovirus surrogate” reported UVC was often more effective than hydrogen peroxide wipes and chemical treatment for disinfecting health care equipment and facilities.

Using Pathogen Pros products to briefly dose surfaces, clothing, walls, equipment, liquids, and air with UVC radiation, kills or disables pathogens easily, in a quick, non-invasive, cost-effective way.

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UVC) light to eradicate microorganisms by destroying the nucleic acids thereby disrupting their DNA. There has been an increase in utilizing UCV technology to produce clean drinking water and even sterilize wastewater.  UVC technology has been found to be very effective in air filters such as the CleanLight Air that help maintain clean environments. 

Why UVC Works

UVC light is weak on the surface of the earth since the ozone layer of the atmosphere blocks it from entering our atmosphere. UVGI devices produce strong enough UVC light in circulating air or water systems to eradicate microorganisms pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, molds. 

Historically the application of UVC technology to sterilize environments and surfaces has been an accepted practice since the mid-20th century.  Generally UVC technology has been used to disinfect and sterilize medical work facilities.  

“UV light breaks down nucleic acid. It almost sterilizes surfaces. If you’re outside, it’s generally cleaner than inside simply because of that UV light.” - Ian Lipkin, Director of Columbia University’s Center for Infection and Immunity


Ultraviolet Light 

The UVC wavelength has germicidal properties that are well documented and used to kill viruses and bacteria in hospitals, laboratories and commercial food processing plants around the world.

Commonly the commercial sized sterilization units are designed around personal safety, incorporating UVC technology to neutralize coronavirus whether airborne or on surfaces. Pathogen Pros is proud to offer UVC technology that has been designed with commercial grade sterilization in mind. For example, the Pathogen Pros Air Purifier will disinfect your room (up to 2500 cu. ft.) and help keep it pathogen free 24/7. 

The Pathogen Pros Air Purifier is designed to be completely safe to operate around people, plants and animals.

How UVC Works

UVC light breaks down the nucleic acid of microorganisms. The most effective type of UV light for sterilization and germicidal purposes is UVC or Far-UVC (200 -280 nm). Handheld UVC disinfection units such as the

Pathogen Pros Air Purifier use shorter wavelength radiation, which will disrupt the proteins in viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.  This is why devices called UV lamps are used for the disinfection and sterilization of instruments and surfaces in medical facilities and hospitals.


UVC Lamps

A UVC Lamp is an electric discharge lamp which is set to the UVC frequency.  The light emitting element is housed in special glass or quartz for transmitting UV radiation.  Specialized UVC lamps used for disinfection purposes in hospitals are now available for public use at your home, workplace, or any other area where you need to disinfect to protect the ones you love.  Use the

Pathogen Pros Air Purifier to eradicate viruses the surfaces around you today!

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