Many people don’t realize how fast bacteria and viruses can spread.
People tend to wash their hands regularly, especially after touching potentially dirty surfaces, such as toilet seats, door handles, etc. However, very few people clean their regularly used possessions like their mobile phones, wallet, ea rpods or keys. Thus, these items accumulate bacteria, viruses and germs.
Once we now touch any of these items, our (freshly washed) hands become immediately contaminated again.
People tend to check their phones about 47 times per day, according to a survey by Deloitte, which affords plenty of opportunities for microorganisms to move from your fingers to your phone and back.
Your phone is just the beginning.
UV sterilization can kill over 99% of viruses, bacteria, and fungi in an extremely short amount of time.
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UV sterilization disinfects objects without the use of any liquids and, thus, does not harm your materials and does not leave any stains – unlike other sanitizers, such as alcohol or bleach.
This makes UV sterilization suitable for pretty much any item.
Brief Background and History
Sanitizing with UV-C light has long been an accepted method of sterilization after being discovered in 1801, with it becoming a normal practice in disinfection a century later. Today, hospitals and laboratories use UV light to keep their facilities sterile, which means it’s perfect for sanitizing mobile devices, which are especially good at harbouring and growing bacteria.
Physician and scientist, Niels Pyberg Finsen became famous for his invention of modern phototherapy, being the first to use UV rays to treat bacterial infections and diseases. Finsen knew that sunlight could destroy bacteria and developed a successful UV treatment for skin tuberculosis, which won him the Nobel Prize for Medicine a year before his death in 1904.
There are 3 wavelength categories of UV light: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C light has the shortest wavelength that breaks apart the DNA of the bacteria. Among the 3 wavelength categories, the germicidal is the UV-C light. As a result, the bacteria are unable to function or reproduce further. The UV-C wavelength present in the UV light is responsible for killing germs and bacteria. It can neutralize “superbugs” that have become immune to antibodies and ensures the removal of every possible bacteria, pathogens, viruses, etc.