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5 Vital Health Benefits of Ultra Violet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI)

Strong evidence exists for the airborne transport and transmission of SARS-VoV-2 coronavirus (COVID19) (CDC 2020, CDC2020a). Various agencies have issued statements in regard to airborne SARS-C0V-2 coronavirus including ASHRAE and CDC who recommend the use of UVGI as a supplement to help inactivate (kill) SARS-CoV-2 and reduce the overall viral dose to indoor occupants.

All HAI pathogens being identified as being transmitted by airborne route in indoor air environments, most of these pathogens are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics, antifungal agents and vaccines. As vaccines, antibiotics and antifungal agents lose their effectiveness against these pathogens, air cleaning technologies such as UVGI may be the only effective, potent recourse of protecting patients and healthcare workers in indoor medical and commercial environments.

Applications of UVGI systems in hospitals, schools and commercial buildings have often achieved high levels of success when systems are properly designed and installed.

Here are 5 compelling reasons why UVGI is a vital part of an effective air purification system:

Safe, proven, effective. 100 year+ use in the medical air and commercial water industry

Produces no ill effects or by-products (properly designed and constructed).
No harmful gasses, no heat gain, in properly designed systems.

Long lasting (10,000 hours of operation)

Will kill all known airborne and surface pathogens.

Uses little energy to produce desired effects

Why do NQ Air Purification Systems combine Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation + High Efficiency 99.99% HEPA? UVC radiation at 254nm has an intense germicidal effect. UVGI alters the pathogen’s DNA/RNA, inhibiting its ability to replicate. Micro-organisms, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and yeasts are effectively deactivated without the addition of chemicals within seconds.

To learn more about how NQ Air Purifications Solutions can help create a healthier indoor environment for your organization, contact us today.