Sanitizing Using Ultraviolet Light

Sanitizing Using Ultraviolet Light

Are you feeling overwhelmed and pressured these days to make sure you are sanitizing your hands and everything you touch? Are you being bombarded with various information for the right products or methods to use for yourself or in your home to effectively kill viruses and germs? Well, I’m sure you are not surprised that you’re not alone! Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, effective sanitization has brought new meaning and importance to the average person. The good news is, there is a technology that has been around for decades using ultraviolet light to effectively kill germs and bacteria.

What is Ultraviolet Light?

Ultraviolet Light, otherwise known as UV, is a form of light from the Sun that is invisible to the human eye.  The Sun produces light in all wavelengths on the electromagnetic spectrum with UV being the region between x-rays and visible light. There are also artificial sources of UV such as tanning beds and other lights with similar technology.

What are the different types of UV Light?

There are 3 types of UV light:

Ultraviolet A (UV-A) – The longest wavelength and present all day long, year- round, as long as it’s daylight; penetrates deep into the skin; leading cause of wrinkles and aging;  major contributor to skin cancer when in the sun unprotected. 

Ultraviolet B (UV-B) – Not as skin-penetrating as UVA, yet still very powerful; responsible for sunburn and skin discoloration;  also plays a role in skin cancer.

Ultraviolet C (UV-C) – Shortest wavelength and absorbed by the atmospheric ozone; most powerful and is considered germicidal being commonly used as a disinfectant by killing and deactivating microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses stopping them from multiplying.

More than 95% of the sun’s UV radiation that reaches the earth’s surface is UV-A.  Most of UV-B and UV-C is absorbed by the earth’s ozone layer.

What is Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation?

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses UV-C light to kill or inactivate microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, mold and pathogens by killing and destroying their DNA so they are unable to reproduce. Once this has happened they are no longer considered infectious.  This method has been around since the mid- 20th century mainly used in medical sanitation and sterile work facilities.  Research has already shown that UVGI can effectively be used against the airborne transmission of TB, measles, and the SARS-CoV-1, a close relative of the novel coronavirus.

What is The Liviliti Paptizer and WHY should you be using it?

The Liviliti Paptizer uses the UVGI method of sanitization and kills up to 99.9% of bacteria, germs and viruses in as little as 3 minutes. It uses UV-C LED, heat, and circulated air to provide the highest grade of medical sanitization.  Originally designed for medical grade use for cleaning CPAPs, it now has a reason to be used in the home by everyone. Although soap and water are most effective for hand-washing, the Paptizer is perfect for items that can’t be used with soap and water, such as cell phones, car keys, electronics, surgical masks, TV remotes, and hearing aides, just to name a few.  If it fits in the box, it’s able to be sanitized. It’s chemical- free, quick, easy-to-use, and convenient!  Most importantly, it gives you the confidence and peace-of-mind that whatever you put in it is free of germs and bacteria!

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