UV-C Light Sanitizer
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (ultraviolet C or UV–C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.
COVID-19 is an enveloped virus with a single positive-stranded RNA genome. Coronaviruses have an envelope composed of a lipid bilayer, proteins, and sugars with a protein capsid. Right now there has not been testing to show the effectiveness of UV-C light in destroying COVID-19 However, several coronaviruses similar in construction have been found to be susceptible to UV-C energy.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, and a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.”
Grand Ridge Eye Clinic uses Germicidal UV-C light on every frame and small item that patients may come in contact with. Our tests, using UV dosimeter cards, show that our UV boxes kill both MRSA and C-Diff with 30 seconds of exposure. We expose our frames for a minimum of 2 minutes.