COVID-19 VIRUS CONTROL THROUGH EFFECTIVE USE OF ALTERNATIVE DISINFECTION TECHNOLOGY
BY: Ma. Elizah Louise M. Toledo (Team PyutSURE RNs)
UVA, UVB, and UV-C are the three main forms of ultraviolet radiation (UVA, UVB, and UV-C), which are characterized by wavelength and energy. UV-C, on the other hand, has the shortest wavelength and the maximum energy, making it the only UV capable of “killing” microbes such as viruses and bacteria by destroying their DNA, protein, and RNA structures.
Most specialists agreed that high-intensity UV-C can disinfect Covid-19-infected sites and fast destroy the SARS-CoV-2 strain. There are, however, some limitations:
*The length of UV-C light exposure, wavelength, and dose required to kill SARS-CoV-2 vary depending on the form and type of contaminated material.
*Covid-19 requires the most UV-C exposure of any virus examined, an amount that is dangerous to humans.
*It requires direct contact to function. In other words, it is less effective in shaded areas and dusty areas.
*Prolonged exposure to such intense UVC light can degrade fibers, plastics, or polymers.
Taking into account the various scientific advantages utilizing the ultraviolet light as one of the effective methods of controlling the spreading out of Corona virus you may conclude that although there are minimal risks involved using the UV light, there are greater protection that it provide to everyone. However, you need not set aside the practice of hand washing, social distancing and wearing of masks.