Is it safe to use UVC light to destroy coronaviruses in the air, without harming students, teachers, or staff?
- • The Commission on Indoor Air Hygiene (IRK) of the Federal Environment Agency concluded on Nov. 16, 2020 that air purifiers with UV-C radiation are capable of inactivating SARS-CoV-2 viruses and can thus reduce the risk of infection. It is important to use commercially engineered devices for this purpose to ensure occupant safety.
- UV-C light destroys the RNA structure of viruses as well as the genetic material of other dangerous germs, rendering them harmless. Several studies prove UV-C light almost completely, 99.99%, inactivates SARS-CoV-2 viruses.
- Further studies prove that enclosed UV-C devices clean the air very effectively. Even a single cycle is sufficient to inactivate the virus to the point it is no longer detectable.
- UV air disinfection is a long-term solution. It inactivates virus mutations, cold or flu viruses long into the future and the germs cannot develop resistance to UV light.