UV disinfection can help fight Covid 19
18 February 2021
JENTON INTERNATIONAL says UV air disinfection should be used in the fight against Covid-19.
Jenton International has been promoting UV air disinfection against bacteria and viruses for many years and the company says that it has been used for disinfection applications for over 100 years and there is a massive body of evidence supporting it’s efficacy. It is mainstream for air disinfection in HVAC in the USA, Asia and Middle East with many many installations in schools, hospitals, offices and homes.
Fresh air is important for diluting SARS-CoV-2 and reducing the risk of getting Covid-19. The HSE website clearly recommends that recirculating air conditioning is turned off. www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/equipment-and-machinery/air-conditioning-and-ventilation.htm
This is supported by the new government-issue film. www.gov.uk/government/news/new-film-shows-importance-of-ventilation-to-reduce-spread-of-covid-19
There is no doubt that fresh air through an open window is best, but Jenton International recommends that where fresh air isn’t available, UV disinfection is the next best thing as you effectively ‘make your own fresh air.’
A McGill university paper published in the Lancet demonstrated in 2003 that UVC on its own in ducting in HVAC equipped offices could reduce sickness in buildings due to colds and flu by a useful 40%. This was WITHOUT all the handwashing and mask wearing required during the pandemic so it is logical that combinations will be synergistic.
In addition, a 2020 paper from Signify shows what was achieved in tests using UVC disinfection of SARS-CoV-2 at Boston University. This backs up previously calculated effects based on UVC’s performance against SARS-CoV-1 and surrogates which proved to be correct.
It is evident that SARS-CoV-2 can be easily disinfected with UV. Jenton’s products supply more than enough UVC to disinfect any SARS-CoV-2 passing through to 99.99% and also many other viruses and bacteria. Jenton has also developed modelling software to allow prediction of performance in different situations.
For more information, visit www.uvdisinfection.org.uk