New Handheld UV Sanitizing Unit
Summary of Offering:
- Lightweight handheld disinfecting wand.
- 800 Watts of power.
- Required exposure, 5 seconds for greater than 90% reduction of Covid-19.
- Power requirements, 15 amps 110 volts.
- Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment is required.
- Made in the USA.
- Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of light that is invisible to the human eye. It occupies the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light. The sun emits ultraviolet light; however, much of it is absorbed by the earth’s ozone layer.
- Scientists have known for decades that broad-spectrum UV light, which has a wavelength of between 200 to 400 nanometers (nm), is highly effective at killing bacteria and viruses by destroying the molecular bonds that hold their DNA together. This conventional UV light is routinely used to decontaminate surgical equipment.
- Unlike chemical approaches to water disinfection, UV provides rapid, effective inactivation of microorganisms through a physical process. When bacteria, viruses and protozoa are exposed to wavelengths of UV light, they are rendered incapable of reproducing and infecting. UV light has demonstrated efficiency against pathogenic organisms, including those responsible for cholera, polio, typhoid, hepatitis and other bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases.
- A significant body of scientific research has proven UV light’s ability to inactivate an extensive list of pathogenic bacteria, viruses and protozoa. UV offers a key advantage over chlorine-based disinfection, due to its ability to inactivate protozoa.
- UV light, specifically between 200-280nm[i] (UVC or the germicidal range), inactivates (aka, ‘kills’) at least two other coronaviruses that are near-relatives of the COVID-19 virus: 1) SARS-CoV-1[ii] and 2) MERS-CoV[iii] [iv] [v]. An important caveat is this inactivation has been demonstrated under controlled conditions in the laboratory. The effectiveness of UV light in practice depends on factors such the exposure time and the ability of the UV light to reach the viruses.
- Rep. Greg Murphy, a Republican who represents North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District, referenced the claim in a March video posted on his Twitter account. Murphy, a physician who worked in urology and renal transplantation, in the video stands in scrubs in front of a large white board and shares tips to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. One of the items on the list is “Sunlight (UV light) can kill the virus.”
- “Ultraviolet is able to kill COVID-19 if it is exposed to the concentrated UV ray in a certain amount of time and distance,” she said to AFP Fact Check. Most likely, it will be in the light bulb or lamp as the natural UV from the sun is not strong enough to kill it. The World Health Organization agrees.