Over the last two years, we learned a lot about safety measures because of the pandemic. We learned the spread of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is driven largely by aerosols or tiny droplets that move through the air. While the virus will likely never go away at this point, how we adapt to it will be important.
It appears the combination of vaccines and natural immunity has reduced severe infections and death for many. As new variants develop, though, while the severity of Covid might decrease, so too might the effectiveness of the vaccines. Mask mandates are mostly lifted across the country, but recent surges have brought them back in many places. Add all of this up, and the bottom line is there’s still a large degree of uncertainty as to where things will head in the future.
We have come a long way, though. In the beginning, scientists assumed that Covid was spread via hard surfaces; it’s now known that covid is spread primarily through droplets in the air. In addition, according to the New York Times, there is growing evidence that the virus can exist as an airborne phenomenon, lingering in the air for long periods. It is said that the slightest virus or bacteria particles can stay in the air for several minutes if not hours.
Because of these findings, the White House recently emphasized the importance of enhancing indoor air quality. Air filtration, disinfection, and ventilation are all essential tools for improving air quality.
UV-C Light Ray Technology Explained
UVA, UVB, and UVC are the three types of ultraviolet light rays, but UVC is the main one used in germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) applications. Unfortunately, UVA and UVB rays have very minimal efficacy against microorganisms like bacteria or viruses.
In UVC air purification systems, UVC lights operate as a disinfectant. It has been used for decades to stop the spread of tuberculosis in hospital settings. Short-wave UVC light is used in ultraviolet air purifiers to inactivate airborne microorganisms and diseases like bacteria, mold, and viruses. UVC air purifiers go above and beyond air filtration and ventilation systems by killing up to 99.9995% of viruses in the air, including SARS Cov-2.
While there were early concerns about the safety of UVC, scientific studies have all but eliminated them. For example, UVC air purifiers now have a plastic or black metal enclosure that prevents ultraviolet light and radiation from harming anyone in the vicinity of the purifier.
In addition, UVC does not cause skin cancer because it cannot enter the skin, unlike UVA and UVB (in the sunlight).
Imagine having the peace of mind of attending a crowded indoor event at a restaurant, country club, hotel, or stadium, knowing that the facility prioritizes the attendees’ health. As a result, more people would return to indoor spaces feeling more confident and less worried about contracting covid, the flu, or other various bugs.
Thankfully, Bluezone can provide this peace of mind to the establishment, the customers, and the employees. Regardless of the facility, Bluezone’s air purification systems can kill pathogens like viruses and bacteria with the highest efficacy possible at 99.99%.
Should you walk into a venue and see a “now entering the Bluezone” sticker in the window, you can rest assured that you are in a space with the best air quality possible.