Written by our contributing author Matthew Wyatt & Reviewed by Tool Klean's VP of Marketing Jesse Weimer
The recent monkeypox outbreak has created much fear in people, many of whom are still recovering from the global coronavirus pandemic. This can potentially disrupt people's lives, leading to much financial loss for civilians and companies. As a result, there is much interest in investing in products that help prevent or eliminate particles of these viruses before they can cause such a problem. Such innovative products could help reduce or even eliminate the monkeypox cases we are currently experiencing and future outbreaks.
One way that you may not expect to deal with outbreaks is through the use of UV light. Such a method involves no spraying of disinfectants, no gas emission or the use of chemicals. Yet, it can help kill bacteria and pathogens on objects and surfaces. We will discuss how UV light can quell outbreaks, including innovative products that effectively use this technology. We shall scientifically do this, supported by studies. Let's dive in.
UV light's effectiveness against previous outbreaks
UV light has shown much effectiveness against tuberculosis, which is transmitted through the spread of bacteria through the air. It is a lung disease whose bacteria can get into the air when the person speaks. UV light can help disinfect bacteria and viruses on objects, water, or non-porous surfaces. Hence, UV light was used for decades to help quell the outbreak of tuberculosis. As a result, it has shown effectiveness against the previous outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
For starters, UVC radiation has been shown to destroy the protective outer layer of SARS-coronavirus, causing the virus's inactivation. In this way, you can also use it to counter any coronavirus variants. However, the most important thing is that UV light must be directly exposed to these viruses to be effective. This is something that the innovative UV lamps we provide can do.
UV light's effectiveness against current outbreaks
We have seen that UV light can be incredibly effective against coronavirus and tuberculosis. Can the same be said for the current monkeypox virus? The monkeypox virus is spread primarily through face-to-face, skin-to-skin, mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-skin contact. Additionally, one can spread it through the surfaces and environment with which monkeypox sores come into contact.
As confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UV light can combat the monkeypox virus and bacteria. They confirmed the virus is sensitive to UV light. UV lamps can disinfect objects and surfaces, which is where this virus is commonly transmitted. The main thing to consider here is that you must ensure that the light is entirely exposed to the bacteria so the UV can kill it.
UV lamp products against current outbreaks
We provide various innovative tools that you can use to combat and prevent monkeypox cases in your home or public setting. For starters, there is the Tool Klean Anti-Microbial UVC Light Stainless Steel Rolling Cart Sanitizer. You can use it to sanitize large-scale locations and frequently used objects with ease in places like classrooms, conference rooms, hallways, gyms and so on. It kills bacteria, viruses, mold and fungus without any heat usage and is scientifically proven to kill 99.9% of them in only 30 minutes.
All you need to do is roll it into the desired area, set the bulb in the desired position, and set the timer. It also contains a delay and a motion sensor to ensure that if someone enters the room, they do not get affected by the radiation. This product can help combat any type of outbreak, like the current monkeypox virus.
Similarly, we provide smaller Tool Klean UV sanitizer lamps that can be placed on a tabletop and protect small areas. Typically, these are effective for your home or a small workplace. You can find effective UV lamp products to combat virus outbreaks.
The bottom line
The previous coronavirus pandemic caused many problems globally, which led to many areas being shut down. This caused a financial loss for people and organizations, and it is only natural that we remain prepared to combat outbreaks. Recently, monkeypox cases have been on the rise, and there is much fear about their spread. One way to combat these cases is by using UV light sanitizers. These products can kill bacteria and viruses without using heat, chemicals or sprays. We have seen how much scientific evidence shows UVC can be used to combat both previous and current outbreaks. As a result, our UVC lamp products are ideal for fighting viruses and bacteria that are either waterborne or transmitted through skin and surface contact.
We hope this article has been insightful and enables you to understand how UV light can prevent current outbreaks. Stay safe!