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UVC disinfection technology: Why an industry standard must be set

Via Health Europa, Troy Cowan a coordinator at the IUVA Healthcare Working Group discusses with HEQ the rise of commercial UVC products and the need to establish clear industry standards, following the surge in demand for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection equipment during the pandemic. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, good hygiene practices have become a prerequisite in our everyday routines. The increasing demand for products which promise efficiency in destroying harmful bacteria and viruses have, in turn, opened up opportunities for the wider adoption of UVC disinfection technologies. When used correctly, specific wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) radiation (between 200-280 nanometres)…
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