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UV Sanitizer/Sterilizer: Do they work? Independent testing?

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  • Jul 28th, 2020 1:26 pm
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None of them tell you the UV-C output in Watts, so it's impossible to know.
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In general, UV dosage is not sufficient in a lot of consumer products unless you can expose a surface to it for a long time. When UVC is employed in hospitals, you need to clear the room as exposure is very harmful. If there was a consumer product available, chances are it’d degrade the integrity of the items you’re sanitizing too.

Source: am a microbiologist that reviews new technologies for accreditation
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Andrew87 wrote: In general, UV dosage is not sufficient in a lot of consumer products unless you can expose a surface to it for a long time. When UVC is employed in hospitals, you need to clear the room as exposure is very harmful. If there was a consumer product available, chances are it’d degrade the integrity of the items you’re sanitizing too.

Source: am a microbiologist that reviews new technologies for accreditation
Thanks, that's the answer I was looking for.

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