Inactivating COVID-19 virus with OSRAM AirZingTM PRO5040
UV-C is proven as a mature technology in killing micro-organisms effectively. In the context of its effect on bacteria and viruses, UV-C effectively alters their DNA and RNA, destroying their ability to reproduce.
While UV-C does kill bacteria (bacteria are living organisms), it cannot technically ‘kill’ viruses (since viruses are not living organisms). So we use the term ‘inactivates’; UV-C effectively ‘inactivates’ viruses like COVID-19 when the virus is directly illuminated with UV-C at the effective amount level. Yet, UV-C is tremendously dangerous to our skin, and eyes.