The coronavirus pandemic has caused health officials to turn 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 COVID-19, 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. Companies faced with new sanitation standards are turning to RayWear’s technology for effective and affordable solutions.
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 coronavirus. 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.
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 into sterilization methods, traditional PPE is incapable of providing any effective protection from its harmful effects. 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.
RayWear Is a Permanent Solution
This new need for protection is having businesses turn towards RayWear, whose fabric has a 50+ UPF rating for UVC, the highest any fabric can achieve. Most fabrics are only tested for UVA/B and cannot maintain protection from the powerful UVC rays.
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 it on currency, airlines are using it to disinfect the cabin areas and passenger seats, while 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.