An article about the most common myths that you can hear about germicidal irradiators. If you are thinking about buying a germicidal lamp, but still in doubt, then you should check whether these hesitations are in vain and erroneous. After all, not everything that is written or said about UV lamps is true.
Myth 1. After using a bactericidal lamp, the apartment will have to be ventilated every time.
Not necessary. It all depends on which model of UV irradiator you choose — ozone or ozone-free. Ozone germicidal lamps are, of course, cheaper and are made in China. But this unjustified savings can harm your health. Therefore, modern people choose a new solution, which is a safe ozone-free lamp.
Myth 2. Ozone also disinfects the room
Ozone is just a product of the breakdown of oxygen molecules under the influence of ultraviolet radiation. If ozone is at the level of our nose, then there is no benefit from it, but only harm — an increase in blood pressure, asthma attacks, a decrease in lung function, and this is far from all. In large cities, ozone is one of the main components of smog. Viruses and bacteria that are in the apartment, it does not destroy.
Myth 3. All modern UV lamps effectively treat the room
No, not all. It all depends on the type of UV lamp you choose. Closed-type irradiators (recirculators) will only partially treat the room. Open-type irradiators disinfect the entire room, including common items and clothing. Therefore, if you expect results, then the choice is clear here.
Myth 4. It is not necessary to disinfect the apartment
After all, children used to crawl on the dirty floor and nothing — they grew up, formed immunity. But a whole century has passed since then, and if we remember history, we will understand that with the advent of hygiene, childhood morbidity has decreased significantly. Therefore, if it is in our power to prevent disease and improve the quality of life, then why not do it.
Myth 5. Open-type lamps are dangerous for eye health.
But only if you look at the lamp without goggles for a certain amount of time. The main symptoms are pain in the eyes, redness, watery eyes. After all, the retina is very sensitive and does not have a stratum corneum for protection. I do not argue that there is a lot of conflicting information about ultraviolet irradiators, especially on the Internet. But myths are sometimes created to debunk them.