Based on existing evidence, the International UltraViolet Association (IUVA) Believes UVC Helps Prevent COVID-19 Transmission.
The following is an excerpt from the official IUVA article:
All bacteria and viruses tested to date (many hundreds over the years, including other coronaviruses) respond to UV disinfection.
UVC disinfection is often used with other technologies in a multibarrier approach to ensure that whatever pathogen is not “killed” by one method (say filtering or cleaning) is inactivated by another (UVC).
In this way UVC could be installed now in clinical or other settings to augment existing processes or to shore up existing protocols where these are exhausted by excessive demands due to the pandemic.
UVC Minimizes Risk Of Infection
COVID-19 infections can be caused by contact with contaminated surfaces and then touching facial areas (less common than person-to-person, but still an issue).
Minimizing this risk is key because COVID-19 virus can live on plastic and steel surfaces for up to 3 days. Normal cleaning and disinfection may leave behind some residual contamination, which UVC can treat.
Not All UltraViolet Is Created Equal
It must be noted that “UVC”, “UV disinfection” and “UV” as used here and in the scientific, medical and technical literature, specifically and importantly refers to UVC light energy in the germicidal range (200-280nm light) which is not the same as the UVA and UVB used in tanning beds or sunlight exposure.
This means that there’s no point rushing out to the tanning salon to protect yourself from Covid-19. As always, the correct devices used in the correct way are your best option for a good outcome, so contact the experts at UVP Products for the best advice on anything Ultraviolet.