We now know that the predominant way to catch ‘COVID-19’ is through the ‘AIR’ – Professor Luke O’Neill. UV based products capture, deactivate and destroy airborne viruses (includingCOVID-19), bacteria,allergens, mould and yeast, pollen and bad odours.
UV Technology haslong been scientifically proven & it’s performance has been certified bymultiple independent laboratories. Proven Theunique combination of UV-C Light & advancedpremium grade HEPA filters remove 99.995%of all airborne particles in any indoor space in which they are placed.
Ultraviolet (UV) light is invisible to human eyes. It can be subdivided into three categories:
For disinfection purposes and germicidal application.
For medical use (i.e. phototherapy to treat skin conditions, including psoriasis)
For us with curing, suntanning and insect traps
UV-C radiation can break the DNA and RNA of bacteria viruses and spores, meaning that they leave them harmess. There are no known micro-organisms resistant to UVC.
UV-C technology has been used safely and effectively in hospitals and government buildings for more than 40 years.
Most UV-C solutions ultilize conventional lighting, with LED now improving
Ambient air travels through the system, entering a pre-filter, which traps larger particles and dust.
The pre-filter is easy to remove from the air purifier to clean and does not have to be changed.
A powerful fan forces the air into a HEPA 13 filter below.
The fan is a key component of the design. An extremely high static air pressure is created in the cylinder as a result of the fan, maximizing use of the high quality HEPA filter.
As particles impact the HEPA 13 filter, a barricade is created that prevents the escape of bacteria, viruses and other airborne microorganisms.
The continued air flow keeps the microorganisms fixed to the filter surface.
The UVC lamp placed in the center of the unit continuously illuminates the entire filter surface, there by disinfecting the surface by destroying the DNA in the bacteria, viruses etc.
Destruction on the filter surface further reduces the potential for contact with hazardous material during the filter change.
Pureclean disinfected air leaves the unit.
Aerosol transmission can occur in indoor, crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces, where infected person(s) spend long periods of time with others. A well-maintained and operated system can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the rate of air change, reducing air recirculation and increasing the amount of outdoor air coming in
The World Health Organisation
We now know that the predominant way to catch COVID-19 is through the Air
Professor Luke O’Neill – NewsTalk Radio Podcast
Coronavirus can be spread by tiny particles suspended in the air, sometimes for hours. People are at higher risk of catching it the longer and closer they are to someone who has the virus.
Consider using portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) fan/filtration systems to help enhance air. Also, consider using ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) as a supplement to help inactivate SARS-CoV-2, especially if options for increasing room ventilation are limited.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
With people spending up to 90% of their time indoors, there is an urgent need to re-design and re-engineer indoor spaces to create workplaces that are productive and safe with the correct capacity to prevent the spread of pathogens and diseases
The Immune Building Standard
Air cleaning devices where the primary principle of operation is based on fibrous filtration (i.e. HEPA13 filters) or germicidal UV (UVC) are likely to be beneficial if deployed correctly. These devices are recommended for settings where the ventilation is poor, and it is not possible to improve it by other means
The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)
UVC light has been used extensively for more than 40 years in disinfecting drinking water, waste water, air, pharmaceutical products, and surfaces against a whole suite of human pathogens. All bacteria and viruses tested to date (many hundreds over the years, including other corona viruses) respond to UV disinfection
Our test results show that above a specific dose of UVC radiation, viruses were completely inactivated: in a matter of seconds we could no longer detect any virus. We’re very excited about these findings and hope that this will accelerate the development of products that can help limit the spread of COVID-19
Dr Anthony Griffiths, Boston University
UV light works because it damages the DNA of bacteria, and the DNA or RNA of viruses. If you damage the DNA of the bacteria it dies, and if you damage the nucleic acid of the virus enough it cannot infect
Donald Schaffner, Specialist in food science, Rutgers University
Signify argues that UV-C lighting should feature in European recovery plans to control seasonal viruses and prepare for future pandemics. We should not overlook the disinfection power of UV-C to thwart other serious airborne infections such as seasonal flu1 and tuberculosis2, which cause deaths and sickness every year. Signify is the leader in UV-C light sources and has been at the forefront of UV technology for more than 35 years.
When used properly, air cleaners and HVAC filters can help reduce airborne contaminants including viruses. By itself, air cleaning or filtration is not enough to protect people from COVID-19.