Adequate ventilation is essential for air quality control. There are many ways to reduce indoor pollutants. These may include cleaning the home, investing in a portable air purifier, etc. However, most homeowners don’t know they can also improve indoor air quality with ultraviolet light.
Fall is a time to be wary of indoor allergens. The air is full of airborne particles known as bioaerosols. Home interiors are also vulnerable to fungi, mold, and mildew.
Okay, so how does UV light factor into this? Indoor air receives much less exposure to sunlight. The indoors also happen to have up to five times more pollutants, according to EPA estimates.
UV light in a certain wavelength, known as UV-C, will kill bacteria by altering its DNA. UV-C light is not a recent discovery. In fact, many facilities use the light for various purposes, such as purifying water, disinfecting laboratories, etc. Continue Reading →