Studies have confirmed that UV-C light is an effective addition to manual cleaning efforts and can kill harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi quickly and efficiently. Exposure to UV-C light for a specific length of time and intensity kills dangerous microorganisms. The American Journal of Infection Control notes that combining UV-C technology with manual cleaning is one of the most effective ways to significantly decrease the pool of harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause HAIs (healthcare-acquired infections).
Traditional, manual hospital cleaning protocols are often insufficient in stopping the spread of bacteria, viruses and fungi and leave room for error in technique and chemical application. With the use of UV-C disinfection in hospitals or any facility, the correct germicidal dose is thoroughly delivered to all surfaces, lowering infection rates and costs.