Does ultraviolet light destroy the virus that’s causing our current health situation?
That seems to be a question on many people’s minds these days. The answer is that the jury’s still out. A quick Google search will give conflicting opinions. It’s known that UV light destroys other strains of this family of viruses. That’s why some in the scientific community believe it has the same effect on the latest version. Because of this, many people are adding UV light disinfection to their safety arsenal. Let’s talk about that and how Grownsy can help you with our handy UV sanitizer. But first, let’s look at…
How UV Light Disinfection Works
While UV light is naturally produced by the sun, we’re focusing on the special lamps that generate this light. These are used in a variety of UV light sanitizers. These lamps can produce UVC light, which is used for the purpose of UV light disinfection. UVC generates enough energy to destroy the genetic material inside some viruses and microbes.
UV sanitizers have been used commercially for decades. You might recognize them as the light boxes that barbers and hairstylists use to disinfect their scissors and combs. UVC lamps are also used commercially to sanitize water, laboratory equipment, and other equipment.
Warning: Do NOT Use UV Sanitizers on Your Body!
UVC light disinfects equipment, NOT people. It’s NEVER meant to be used on the human body because it can damage the eyes and skin. The medical community also warns that UVC can even cause cancer in humans. So, to be clear, NEVER expose this light to yourself or anyone else, period!
Speaking of UV light and the skin, going outside in the sun probably WON’T destroy this virus. UVC light is blocked by the Earth’s atmosphere. If it wasn’t, we’d all be in a lot of trouble. Fortunately, our atmosphere blocks UVC from reaching us. This keeps us safe, but it also means going outdoors won’t destroy any germs or viruses on your skin. So, if you can’t use UVC light on your body or use the sun to kill viruses, what CAN you do?
Get a UV Sanitizer from GROWNSY
UV light sanitizer? Let us explain. Grownsy carries this portable UV sanitizer box. Like its name implies, you use it to disinfect your cell phone. You can also use it to disinfect any other personal item small enough to fit inside the device.
Here’s how this portable UV phone sanitizer works:
You put your items inside the box.
Shut the lid.
Turn it on.
Wait a few minutes until you hear the chime.
Retrieve your belongings from the box.
The device’s lamps bathe your cell phone and other items in virus-destroying UV light. It even reaches into the nooks and crannies to make sure any residual amount of germs and bacteria.