Viruses: The key to reducing hospital infection rates

The use of UV light devices, systems and robots are beginning to become more widely used across a wide sector of health facilities.

Preventing the transmission of COVID-19

The use of UV light devices, systems and robots are beginning to become more widely used across a wide sector of health facilities.

This is because UV light robots, in particular, have proven essential in the rapid disinfection of patient, operating and waiting rooms.

Modern science has been able to create UV-C lighting that can penetrate and break down dangerous microorganisms, bacteria and viruses.

Hospitals starting to use UV light robots

UV-C disinfection or Ultraviolet Germicidal Irridation are currently commonly used in facilities like labs and meatpacking factories.

These easy-to-use devices are now being used more often in airports, care homes, gyms dentists, hospices, pubs, shops and restaurants.

“UV light is already used to disinfect public transport, planes and hospitals, including in the NHS, to control the spread of germs.” – The Daily Mail

The new uses have been spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the radiation power of UV being able to destroy genetic material inside the viruses, stopping it from surviving, spreading and infecting.

Can UV light kill the Coronavirus?

UV light has long been recognised for its sterilizing effects and properties. The radiation can penetrate and damage the genetic material of viruses, preventing their ability to replicate.

Most viruses, like SARS-CoV-2, are covered with thin membranes, which is effortlessly broken apart in seconds by UV rays.

Health companies like Hunter UV have used modern technology to create disinfection robots like the T-800 that uses UV light to disinfect entire spaces within minutes.

Easy-to-use and operate, these robots encourage customer and staff safety and allow businesses to commence as usual.

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