CNN News – Mobile phones will spread Coronavirus
Mobile phones should be disinfected with UV Light for optimal disinfection.
With Coronavirus spreading rapidly we are all trying to practice social distancing, proper handwashing, not touching your hands to your face, and minimizing contact with surfaces that could be infected with COVID-19. But how often are we touching our phone and never cleaning it or better yet, disinfecting it! CNN investigated the mobile phone contamination issue and reported that UV light disinfection is one way that you can safely rid your phone of viruses and bacteria. The AUVS UV Box is the leading mobile device disinfection system on market today. In just 55 seconds it completely disinfects your cell phone, tablet, or other small portable device killing 99.99% of all viruses and bacteria. CNN released this video discussing the high priority for disinfecting phones and how dirty they must be if we’re constantly touching our phones without cleaning them. We have good news, The SPH Medical AUVS UV Box is extremely effective against the Coronavirus!
Effectiveness of the AUVS UV Box against Coronavirus:
Susceptibility of the coronavirus COVID-19 to 254 nm UV
The susceptibility of COVID-19 to 254 nm UV should be close to that of SARS, which is a similar coronavirus. Tests on the SARS coronavirus show that it is very easily killed by 254 nm germicidal UV. Specifically, data published by Wladyslaw J. Kowalski in 2015 (Aerobiological Engineering Technical Report, 25 November 2015) indicates that the dose required for 1 log deactivation of SARS is about 7 J/M2, which translates to 0.7 mJ/cm2. This is a very low dose.
The KR615 produces a dose of approximately 200 mJ/cm2 in a 55 sec disinfection cycle. This is 286 times the dose of 0.7 mJ/cm2 required for 1 log or 90% deactivation of SARS. This means that in practice, the actual disinfection level would only be limited by any surface imperfections that might prevent the UV energy from reaching the virus. So, while it is meaningless to think about 286 logs of disinfection, the disinfection level should be very high. The disinfection levels for COVID-19 with the KR615 should be at least as high as those that have been measured for C. diff and MRSA, namely approximately 4 logs.
The AUVS UV Box – Disinfects Mobile Devices Effectively killing Coronavirus in 55 seconds.
The difference between cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing
From the CDC and EPA:
Cleaning removes germs and dirt from surfaces. You can use soap and water to clean surfaces. This doesn’t always kill germs, but removing them lowers their numbers. It’s suggested to clean surfaces before you disinfect them.
Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces. Disinfectant chemicals are stronger than soap but do not necessarily clean visibly dirty surfaces or remove germs. Killing germs lowers the risk of infection. To properly disinfect, products need to remain on a surface for a specific amount of time — usually 3 to 5 minutes.
Sanitizing also kills germs, but disinfecting kill more of them. Some products are capable of doing both, but disinfecting requires a bit more work. Still, sanitizers effectively lower the risk of infection.
CDC Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/cleaning-disinfection.html