Sales of UV Robots have increased dramatically over the last year as more establishments look for a more thorough way of cleaning especially in preparation for reopening of premises. Businesses and establishments are not just looking for a short term solution but something they can use long term, not just to fight the infection within their establishment but to ensure continued safety going forward into the future.
Although scientists have long since known the capabilities of UV light in killing Bacteria and microorganisms, many people are still unaware of the way in which ultraviolet light works and how effective it is in the fight against many microorganisms especially COVID-19.
The IUVA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of UV Technologies to help address public health and environmental concerns.
UV is a known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces, and helps to mitigate the risk of acquiring an infection. The IUVA has assembled leading experts from around the world to help develop guidance on the effective use of UV technology.
UV has been used for over 40 years in disinfecting drinking water, it has also been used in pharmaceuticals products and waste water and on surfaces. UVC disinfectant is often and more recently used with other technologies in a multibarrier approach, this ensures that whatever pathogens are not killed by one method such as filtering and cleaning, are killed by other methods such as UVC’s.
Many businesses and establishments are using both conventional cleaning methods and UVC Robots in the fight against COVID -19 not just as a preventative measure but as an assurance to both staff and customers that all is being done to keep premises clean and safe.
Conventional cleaning will never be redundant but using UVC as an additional method ensures the risk is completely minimized. COVID-19 can live on both plastic and steel surfaces for up to 3 days and whilst conventional cleaning is thorough, it might still leave behind some residual contamination.
The IUVA urges caution when selecting equipment due to the wide array of UVC products already available and on the market. Many expert companies have done their research, can fully provide safe and effective UVC Robots for use within establishments but due to limited testing, there are also many other Companies that have not carried out vital research on their products.