Could UV Lighting Help Prevent the Next Pandemic?
UV lighting has been around in various forms for many decades. The use of the technology has been pivotal in the coronavirus pandemic in getting big jobs over the finish line, including for major transit systems.
However, when stories of businesses using UV portals that are used to disinfect entrants to office space, we must examine the situation more closely.
Why? Because the effectiveness for these units is advertised as 90%. And when it comes to dealing with a deadly virus this is arguably both insufficient and dangerous.
For example, when you browse the disinfectant isle of your local grocer, you will notice that the effectiveness stated on their labels is a minimum of 99.9%.
Accordingly, a key scenario to beware of with solving any problem with technology is to avoid providing a false sense of security.