What is UV-C Light Disinfectant?
Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of light, invisible to the human eye. The sun emits three different types of UV radiation: UVA, UVB, and UVC. All types of UV radiation have the potential to damage your skin, but each type affects your skin differently. UVA rays, which account for 95 percent of radiation that reaches the earth’s surface, cause wrinkles, “sun spots,” and other types of premature aging. They are also strongly linked to skin cancer. UVB rays, which affect skin’s top layer, cause skin cancer and most sunburns. Although UVA and UVB rays pose the greatest risk for sun damage, people who work with welding torches or mercury lamps may be exposed to UVC rays, the most dangerous type of UV radiation when there is no proper training involved. For that reason, JDS has certified techs that work with UVC but only when no other person is present in the areas that will be treated. UVC light is very effective when used properly to disinfect any area that the light is transmitted to.
How Does It Kill Germs?
UVC wavelengths are between 200 and 300 nanometers, making them germicidal – meaning they are capable of inactivating microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. This quality makes UVC energy an effective, environmentally-friendly and chemical-free way to prevent microorganisms from replicating in any environment. Basically it kills germs, virus, bacteria by deconstructing it’s DNA.