With the rising concerns about airborne viruses and bacteria, a lot of air purifiers now include UV-C light technology.
The use of UV-C light in BONECO air purifiers is safe because the radiation only affects the air that is in the unit and not the room in which the unit is located. The UV-C lamps in BONECO air purifiers are placed in a special housing so that the radiation is concentrated only on the air stream. Thus, users are always optimally protected and never directly exposed to UV-C radiation.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can be divided into UV-A, UV-B and UV-C light. The natural UV radiation of the sun is not visible to humans. The different types have the following wavelengths:
The longest wavelength range of UV radiation reaches the earth's surface almost unfiltered. UV-A radiation from the sun can penetrate the skin and is partly responsible for skin ageing.
A large part of the UV-B radiation from the sun is filtered out by the ozone layer of the atmosphere. Approximately 10% of the UV-B radiation reaches the earth's surface and is the main cause of sunburn.
UV-C radiation is particularly energy-rich and is practically completely filtered out by the ozone layer of the atmosphere. This radiation can cause skin and eye damage in humans and has a germicidal effect, but fortunately does not reach the earth's surface.
Protection from UV-C radiation: Our BONECO devices comply with current safety standards and the UV-C lamps are always installed in such a way that, when used normally and correctly, people are never exposed to the UV-C radiation and only the air in the device is treated.