Ultraviolet (UV) light is an effective and well-established tool for inactivating harmful microbes. By producing DNA- and RNA-damaging electromagnetic energy, UV light renders bacteria, fungi, and viruses unable to function or reproduce. UV-C radiation—the high-energy portion of the UV spectrum—exhibits the most germicidal activity and has been used for decades to decontaminate air, surfaces, and drinking water. Healthcare environments take advantage of UV-C’s germicidal capabilities to deactivate Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and other challenging pathogens that contribute to healthcare-associated infections.
- The Benefits of UV Disinfection Lighting
- The Different Types of UV Disinfection Lighting
- The Different Applications of UV Disinfection Lighting
- Citra’s Unique, Solution-Based Approach to UV Lighting