UVC Light Sterilization

Hazardous or Heroic


• Did you know that one would need a 5- hour daily exposure to UV-C for 300 years to potentially cause skin cancer? UV-B is most dangerous for carcinoma or melanoma.

• Did you know that the hardest to kill microbe can be easily destroyed in less than one second by properly using the cheapest UV-C lamp available?

• Did you know that microbes are truly ubiquitous? An identifiable microbe of some known type, in some form of “dormancy”, can be found most anywhere. • Did you know that after a significant number of tests, researchers could always grow various microbes on the media of anti-microbially treated air filters?

Most importantly, did you know….

DNA & RNA is the genetic material that makes up all living organisms, controlling their growth, development, functioning and reproduction.

UV light produces electromagnetic energy that can destroy the ability of microorganisms to reproduce by causing photo-chemical reactions in nucleic acids (DNA & RNA). The ultraviolet energy triggers the formation of specific thymine or cytosine dimers in DNA and uracil dimers in RNA, which causes inactivation of microbes by causing mutations and/or cell death and failure to reproduce.

UV does not filter…UV kills