The Looming Threat of Super Bacteria - April 4, 2016

'Super Bacteria' has become the coined term for bacteria that have developed new defenses against antibiotics. The main cause of this is primarily an increased and overuse of antibiotics for a variety of bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its effectiveness to kill bacteria or cease bacterial growth. Today, the natural phenomenon of antibiotic resistance is increasing at an alarming rate throughout healthcare and food production facilities. This is undermining the public health program that was designed to contain infection and disease. 

Recently BBC News released an article discussing Hospital Cleaning Chemical Fears, which points out the concern that chemicals could also be another cause of boosting antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Research conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit concludes bacteria that had not been killed through the use of chemicals start to mutate to new strains. This allows for these microorganisms to remove the disinfectant molecules of chemical cleaners as well as antibiotics. 

With the looming threat of these super bacteria and their resistance to chemicals and antibiotics, the alternative to help combat the resistance of bacteria is at an all time high. Chemical disinfectants and antibiotics are no longer completely effective tools in the battle against bacteria. That is where UVC Cleaning Systems products can step in to help aid in this fight against bacteria. Our products use effective technology that performs at a 99.99% kill rate of bacteria and viruses. UVC disinfection systems are a powerful second measure against these dangerous super bacteria and pathogens.

Update on 222nm Exposure and ACGIH Eye Exposure Safety

Finally! We get some real world explanation of TLVs (Threshold Limit Values) and effects on eye radiation using 222 nm technology. A recently published article by the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements titled "Expected ACGIH Eye Exposure When Using 222 nm Ceiling Mounted Sources" gives some vital updates all 222nm users and future users should be aware of.

Far UV-C is the answer to our Pandemic fears

Could Far UV-C (222) help the fight against not only Covid-19 and its many variants, but Monkeypox as well? The answer is yes, yes it can. This article from explains Far UV-C and how it inactivates pathogens. Being that Monkeypox...

222 is the Future of Disinfection at UVC

    For decades, UV-C wavelengths of light have been used to disinfect everything from water to walls. In more recent years 254 nm wavelengths of UV-C light have been the standard in the fight against pathogens. However, there is a...
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