Sanitization Science Content Section 5.1

SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT

 

FLUENCE (UV DOSE) REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE INCREMENTAL LOG INACTIVATION OF BACTERIA, PROTOZOA, VIRUSES AND ALGAE

Authors: Malyeri A.H., Mohseni M., Cairns B., Bolton, J.R., Chevrefils G., Caron E.


This paper advises the UV dose required to inactivate various pathogens, including bacteria, protozoa, viruses and algae based on the lamp type.

 

GERMICIDAL EFFICACY AND MAMMALIAN SKIN SAFETY OF 222-NM UV LIGHT

Authors: Manuela Buonanno, Brian Ponnaiya, David Welch, Milda Stanislauskas, Gerhard Randers-Pehrson, Lubomir Smilenov, Franklin D. Lowy, David M. Owens, and David J. Brenner


This study discusses the germicidal effects of 222nm (Far-UV) light, which is significantly harmful to bacteria, but demonstrates no harm to human cells.

 

LONG TERM EFFECTS OF 222 NM ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION C STERILIZING LAMPS ON MICE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION

Authors: Nozomi Yamano, Makoto Kunisada, Sachiko Kaidzu, Kazunobu Sugihara, Aiko Nishiaki-Sawada, Hiroyuki Ohashi, Ai Yoshioka, Tatsushi Igarashi, Akihiro Ohira, Masaki Tanito, and Chikako Nishigori


This study focuses on the human safety in regards to long term exposure of 222nm (Far-UV) light and suggests 222nm FAR-UVC lamp can be safely used on humans