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UV Light is shown to Kill Coronavirus on N95 Face Masks

Posted by Liz B. on Oct 01, 2020

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UV Light is shown to Kill Coronavirus on N95 Face Masks

And our UV light wand can help you quickly disinfect other surfaces too

Over the past few months, you may have seen stories about businesses using UV light as a means of disinfecting and trying to guard against the coronavirus. Now, researchers at Henry Ford Health System and the University of Michigan have shown that such light (Ultraviolet-C to be precise) kills the coronavirus on N95 respirator masks—in two minutes or less.

As reported by the Detroit Free Press, “A shortage of the medical-grade masks early in the pandemic drove the health systems to collaborate on a project to test whether a high dose of UV-C light would kill virus particles but still preserve the integrity of the masks.” And, as noted by Dr. David Ozog, chair of Henry Ford’s Department of Dermatology, “Our findings reveal a practical and viable option should hospitals encounter shortages of N95s in the future.”

“A shortage of the medical-grade masks early in the pandemic drove the health systems to collaborate on a project to test whether a high dose of UV-C light would kill virus particles but still preserve the integrity of the masks.”
- Dr. David Ozog, chair of Henry Ford’s Department of Dermatology

In light of this news, we’ve sourced high quality 59S X5 UVC LED Handheld Sanitizers—currently on sale, buy one get one free. This UV light wand is powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, which provides up to 50 minutes of operational time. It also conveniently folds in half.

In addition to disinfecting N95s (you can view our NIOSH-approved respirators here: https://bonafidemasks.com/face-masks/N95-Respirators/), you can also use the wand to quickly disinfect common household surfaces like sofas, bathtubs, towels, keyboards, steering wheels, door handles, and more—all without harsh chemicals. And, the wands are designed with safety in mind; a built-in sensor shuts the device off when turned over, and there is also a child-safety-lock feature.

All orders ship within two days from our warehouse in Mount Vernon, NY. So, you can rest assured that you’ll get quality masks and UV wands, in a timely fashion, and at a fair price.

Written by Liz B.