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UVGI Effectively Destroys Infectious Diseases in Facilities and Homes
Reduce Your Risk Of Getting Sick At Work Or Home
By: Sarah Radford
Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) has been used effectively since the 1920’s to reduce infectious
disease transmission in Health Care Facilities. For the past 40 years hospitals, schools, universities and
colleges, office buildings, government facilities and municipalities, food processing, homes and many other
facilities are using UVGI to reduce electricity usage, minimize maintenance and lower operating costs. Added
benefits include easy installation and use, improving indoor air and environmental quality (IAQ/IEQ), improved
productivity and reducing the risks associated with secondary infections for recovering patients.
Today UVGI is being widely adopted as a critical component for any facility owner and homeowner’s quest for
cleaner and safer environments and it is even considered an easy to use green technology. One critical area
UVGI works very well in is destroying viruses. Because the size of a virus is extremely small very few air filters
will actually catch a virus. Even HEPA grade filters have a hard time catching these small and nasty "bugs".
“Consider what is potentially coming down the road with the Swine Flu (H1N1) virus or any other virus in the
future. Suggestions include wearing masks, not shaking hands, not kissing and always washing you hands
with sanitizer as well as washing everything with expensive chemicals and sanitizers. This works for a virus
that is transmitted by touch. But the real risk is that since a virus is so small it is carried by air currents in any
room and easily pick