What is UV-C Light?
Germicidal UV has been used in healthcare, food and biotech for over 30 years. UV light is categorized according to wavelength:
UV-C light, which is normally blocked by the ozone layer, can be used to kill germs such as bacteria, viruses and spores.
How Does UV-C Light Kill Germs?
UV-C light disrupts the DNA and RNA of pathogens, eliminating their ability to replicate. It does not physically remove the cells. This technology works by line of sight, so the light must reach a surface in order for bacteria or viruses to be deactivated.
What makes UV-C different from UV-A and UV-B?
So, here’s the thing: The sun emits three various types of UV radiation: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. These three have the potential to bring skin damage, but each type affects your skin differently.
Let’s start with UV-A—this type of ultraviolet radiation accounts for 95% of the radiation that reaches the planet’s surface and skin’s second layer, causing skin problems such as skin cancer, sun spots, wrinkles, and other manifestations of skin aging when exposed for too long. UV-B, also known as showave light, can also affect the skin, particularly its top layer. It can cause sunburn, skin reddening, and in worst scenarios, skin cancer.