United States, California, San Diego - 07/24/2020 — Global healthy organizations are turning to a century-old technique for the disinfection of surfaces: Ultraviolet (UV) C light technology. UVC technology is faster and less labor intensive than using harsh sprays and chemicals. While UVC is an extremely effective sanitation solution for fighting the spread of viruses, it presents a tremendous health risk to the workers utilizing it. In order to use UVC safely, you need specialized equipment and protective gear.
RayWear is a light radiation protective clothing company. Its products are designed to be used as PPE against harmful UV A/B/C, infrared, and visible light radiation. Their patent-pending technology produced a lightweight and breathable fabric that exceeds the highest standards of light radiation protection.
How Radiation Poses A Risk
New guidelines imposed on local health departments from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States ask that businesses like casinos, airports, schools, hotels, and hospitals utilize extreme sterilization methods to eliminate germs and bacteria that can contribute to the spread of the infection. UVC is the most powerful and destructive UV ray released by the sun and is mostly absorbed by our ozone layer. While it is extremely effective at killing germs, it also poses a significant risk to the human body with its ability to cause cancer and destroy our DNA.
Powerful UV light cannot be used directly on the human body, but can help limit the spread of the virus. Use of UVC technology is faster and less labor intensive than using harsh sprays and chemicals. Chemicals can be corrosive to surfaces and should only be applied to hard, non-porous surfaces in well-ventilated areas. In order to use UVC safely, you need specialized equipment and protective gear.
UVC technology has been historically used in filtration systems where human exposure was not a risk; however, adapting large-scale UVC sanitation methods to meet CDC guidelines will require workers to be exposed to this radiation. Proper sanitation in high traffic areas and public places is key to allowing people back into everyday work environments. There needs to be an effective way to utilize this technology around people as businesses start to reopen.
What Standard Personal Protective Equipment Lacks
Normal personal protective equipment is focused on sanitation, protecting the human body from fluids, pathogens, and contaminants like the coronavirus, which can be spread from person to person via bodily fluids. With the inclusion of UVC radiation into sterilization standard operating procedures (SOPs), traditional personal protective equipment is incapable of providing any effective protection. UVC is the most destructive part of the UV spectrum and can have devastating effects on the human body. UV radiation poses a significant health risk to the human body because it penetrates the outer layer of the skin and changes its DNA structure. This causes harmful physical changes to the body. In your eyes, this type of radiation can also create vision problems and damage your retinas.
With UVC being the most powerful form of UV radiation, it requires specific material to protect the individual from its harmful effects. Most fabrics are not tested through the UV spectrum, and only protect the person from certain levels of the UVA/B rays, as they cannot withstand or protect from the powerful UVC rays.
RayWear Is A Solution
RayWear Clothing Company’s fabric has a 50+ UPF rating for UVC, the highest a fabric can achieve. This means that it will protect the individual from >98% of the UVA/B/C rays produced by the current UVC sterilization methods.
The threat of radiation poses a major risk to the health of service and healthcare workers who are utilizing UVC technology to disinfect and sanitize. Banks are using UVC on currency. Airlines are using UVC to disinfect the cabin areas and passenger seats. Casinos are using UVC to disinfect the machines, the chips, and the casino floor. RayWear is the only company of its kind, creating products designed specifically to protect workers from extreme light radiation exposure. Outfitting workers with RayWear will ensure their safety from the harmful effects of UVC exposure as they work to keep our communities safe.
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