This year has been dominated by COVID-19, the latest Coronavirus epidemic to affect humans. Like MERS and SARS, the COVID-19 Coronavirus is an infection which causes viral pneumonia, acute respiratory distress, and a worrying fatality rate.
Although there are potential new vaccines in production, it is unclear when the majority of the population will be able to access them. A recent independent, third-party lab test has, however, revealed that BSG’s UV light technology has shown >99.999% inactivation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19, in less than 1 second of exposure.
BSG Scientific’s residential, commercial, and healthcare products were independently tested for effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2. In the test report, “SARS-CoV-2 Inactivation by Ultraviolet Disinfection System from BSG Scientific,” the systems repeatedly delivered greater than 5-log inactivation (>99.999%) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in less than one second of exposure to BSG Scientific ultraviolet disinfection systems.
This means that BSG’s HVAC UV technology has the power to destroy 99.999% of the virus in less than 1 second.
This study joins others, including those published in the Journal of Clinical Virology and French Centre for National Virology Research (CNRS), that demonstrate that BSG Scientific’s advanced ultraviolet disinfection systems are effective at inactivating viruses and other infectious diseases.
The testing was conducted by BCS Laboratories, an ISO/IEC 17025 certified, US Centers for Disease Control, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Agriculture, and Florida Department of Health accredited lab based in Florida, USA. The test was designed to model exposure time comparative to inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the moving airstream within HVAC systems.
This new research could help protect people in their homes, ships, aircraft, or large public buildings and in many more applications. Crucially, transport providers, healthcare services, educational facilities, and other key businesses can enjoy the peace of mind that the right HVAC technology can help to protect their staff and customers.
A leading manufacturer in HVAC UV light solutions for the disinfection of air and surfaces, BSG technology has been used by thousands of people around the world for safe disinfection of homes and commercial buildings. For more information, please get in touch today
BSG Scientific ultraviolet disinfection systems are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.