The on-going pandemic Covid-19 that has plagued the world has called for a new normal. People are advised by the WHO to sanitise their hands and the objects they use. The most common way of doing this is by using alcohol-based hand-sanitizers. However, it is important to note that the FDA considers alcohol-based hand sanitizers safe to use in moderation. While you might be familiar with using disinfectant wipes to clean the surface of essential goods, there is another possible way to combat the germs which live on the surface of our daily-use objects – that is with UV-C sanitation.
Below mentioned are some objects you can sanitize using UV in your house:
- Smartphone/Laptops/TV Remote
While wiping down a smartphone with soap and water or isopropyl alcohol might not be the best idea, UV phone sanitizing cases wont damage the device but will eradicate bacteria and viruses. According to a 2017 study of healthcare workers' phones published in the Iranian Journal of Microbiology, 46 percent of participants had six different types of bacterial growth on their phones. Acinetobacter baumannii, a major source of infection, and antibiotic-resistant staphylococcus aureus were among the most common. All you have to do is turn on your UV-C sterilizing device and put your gadgets in.
Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, nose rings, anklets, etc. In 2009, researchers at the University of Oslo discovered that wearing rings increased the total number of bacteria on healthcare workers' hands. In fact, individuals wearing rings were twice as likely to have Enterobacteriaceae.
Infectious agents are introduced to the eye either or from touching the eyes with contaminated fingers or your glasses. Therefore, it Is advisable to use a UV sanitizer box at home to regularly disinfect your glasses.
We carry our wallets and purses daily, going in and out of our homes. Did you pull your wallet out at the store or set it on the register area? Ensure you put it into the UV sanitizer box as soon as you get home. The same goes for our credit/debit cards which was swipe on ATMs and POS devices.
- Watches and Keys
Like rings and Jewelry, wearing a watch to increases the chances of growth of bacteria under the watch, in contact with the skin. Also, your house keys and car keys need to be disinfected, daily as these metal surface items easily collect germs.
- N95 masks and Gloves
It can even be used to sanitize PPE (personal protection equipment) like a mask and gloves, allowing you to use the same gear more than once without the risk of spreading or getting an infection.
Some other items that can be sanitized using UV-C are coffee cups, water bottles, bath loofahs, shaving razors, toothbrushes, cutlery – spoons and forks, children’s toys, stationery items – pens, books and many more. A word of caution, portable or not, it is important to use UVC products carefully, especially at home settings.
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