Review of the Effectiveness of UV-C for Disinfection of High Touch Objects

Mohammad Adam Wahidi Md Zakir, Suryani Ilias, Ali Abd Almisreb


General wellbeing dangers like bioterrorism, multi-and unnecessary medication safe tuberculosis, pandemic flu, and outrageous intense respiratory problem have heightened attempts to use environmental measures to deter infection spread that is entirely or partly airborne. UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is one such control that has gained renewed recognition following quite a while of under-implementation and negligence. With renewed interest, however, come new concerns, especially about effectiveness and protection. Proof shows that the condition of the patient care system has a significant effect on the risk of hospital acquired infections among hospitalized patients. The new launch of its use for surface decontamination has piqued the attention of medical facilities. Nonetheless, the worldwide scattering of the novel Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) brought about a shortage of filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) among medical services experts. This has raised the issue of whether FFRs can be safely sanitized for reuse without endangering primary strength or viability by utilizing UV light. There is a long history of studies reasoning that, when utilized appropriately, UVGI can be both sound and successful in sanitizing surfaces, keeping away from the spread of various airborne microorganisms.


Healthcare; UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI); infections; decontamination; filtering facepiece respirator (FFR)

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