Navigation Links
Swine Flu Fears Generate Interest in UV Disinfection Technologies...Again
Date:5/5/2009

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- UV germicidal lamps have been used to control outbreaks of measles, mumps, flu and other airborne respiratory illnesses in schools and hospitals since the 1930's. UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) systems successfully reduced infections in Mexican schools during a 1955 Mumps epidemic and helped eliminate a Varicella (Chicken pox) epidemic in New York that same year. More recently, UVGI units were installed into Hong Kong hospitals to control the worldwide near-pandemic of SARS.

These illnesses, plus other respiratory infections such as the Flu (all types), are highly contagious airborne diseases spread through contact with respiratory secretions from an infected person (a cough or sneeze). Droplets become airborne and enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person; or they settle on surfaces and are easily transferred to our mouths and eyes after contact with our hands.

That's why experts advise frequent hand washing. But clean hands are quickly contaminated during contact with unclean surfaces. Hospital studies show that about 50% of the surfaces we touch carry infectious strains of virus and bacteria, and that some pathogens -- the germs that make us sick -- can survive on surfaces for months! Public keyboards, elevator buttons, phones, ink pens, shopping carts and even magazines in a doctor's office have been found to be more highly contaminated than even public toilets.

Ultraviolet Germicidal energy neutralizes and destroys invisible microbes that cause infection and disease. And even though these microbes are in an evolutionary race to become more drug resistant, there are no known pathogens resistant to a killing dose of UV germicidal energy. None.

In a landmark 2001 British Medical Journal (Lancet) study, researchers summarized that UVGI "...could be useful in the broader effort to combat contagious diseases such as flu, SARS, tuberculosis and cold viruses. If a large number of schools, office buildings and residences were modified (to included UV-C)...airborne respiratory diseases could be eradicated...."

Lumalier Corporation in Memphis has been manufacturing advanced germicidal UVGI systems since 1963. "Every few years, there seems to be a new pandemic threat," said Chuck Dunn, President of Lumalier, "and our phones ring off the hook with each event." UVGI fixtures generally install into air handlers or onto walls to disinfect air in a classroom or high-risk area. The latest technological development is the portable TRU-D device. "TRU-D is fast and thorough and will disinfect the air and all the surfaces in a space. Hospitals use it to disinfect operating suites and patient rooms, but it's ideal for emergency disinfection at schools or offices."

For more information about the use of cleansing UV germicidal energy to reduce infection, contact Chuck Dunn at 800-774-5799 or visit http://www.lumalier.com.

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lumalier Corporation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Meso Scale Diagnostics Point of Care Influenza Test Led to the First Identification of A(H1N1) Swine Flu Infection
2. First H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine, Replikins-Based, Is Ready Now for Testing Worldwide
3. H1N1 Influenza "Swine Flu" Peptide Vaccine Now Available For Testing Worldwide
4. Sinovac Initiates Preparatory Activities for Swine Flu Vaccine
5. Swine Flu a Reminder: Using Hand Sanitizers Like Remi-D Helps Fight Infection
6. MMR Offers Free Surgical Masks to Call Attention to Importance of Personal Health Records in Preparing for Possible Swine Flu Pandemic
7. Medicago initiates work on Swine Flu strain
8. Antiviral Drugmaker Shares Soar as Swine Flu Spreads; Beacon Equity Issues Stock Alerts on: HEB, GNBT, BCRX, DVAX, NVAX, SVA
9. CEL-SCIs L.E.A.P.S. Technology Shows Potential to Treat Swine Influenza in Preclinical Studies
10. Biotechnology Company, Replikins Ltd., Provided Advance Warning of Mexican H1N1 Swine Flu Virus Outbreak
11. Biotechnology Company Provided Advance Warning of Mexican H1N1 "Swine Flu" Virus Outbreak
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... NEW YORK , May 2, 2016 ... company announces that its technology partner Mannin Research Inc. ... and Ophthalmology (ARVO), which takes place from May 1-5, ... Research executives will be meeting with its vendors and ... further explore business development goals and other collaborative opportunities ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... F.E.E.D. Co., the Feline Environmental ... revolutionary, veterinarian-designed product for indoor cats. The NoBowl Feeding System replaces the bowl ... the way nature intended. NoBowls make cats happy and healthy. , Since being ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... GA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... ... of medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures, today announced the completion of ... enhanced value proposition for current and future customers and partners. Kohlberg & ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... KY and San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 ... ... National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) to support the development of a patient-specific stem cell ... Dr. Andrés Bratt-Leal in the lab of Dr. Jeanne Loring at The Scripps Research ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/29/2016)... LegacyXChange, Inc. (OTC: LEGX ... Protect are pleased to announce our successful effort to ... of writing instruments, ensuring athletes signatures against counterfeiting and ... athletes on LegacyXChange will be assured of ongoing proof ... Bill Bollander , CEO states, "By inserting ...
(Date:3/21/2016)... , March 22, 2016 ... recognition with passcodes for superior security   ... a leading provider of secure digital communications services, today ... biometric technology and offer enterprise customers, particularly those in ... facial recognition and voice authentication within a mobile app, ...
(Date:3/15/2016)... Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University ... University, announced today the formation of Neteera Technologies ... biological indicators. Neteera Technologies has completed its first round ... Neteera,s ... from sweat ducts, enables reliable and speedy biometric identification, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):