UV light fights germs on mobile devices

July 8, 2019

Ultraviolet rays kill nearly 100 percent of bacteria found on mobile devices in healthcare settings, according to an article on the Medical Design and Outsourcing website.

Ninety-four percent of cell phones used by hospital staff bore contaminants, according to a 2017 report in Infection Control Today.

The report also said that 89 medical workplace employees were aware their mobile devices could be a source of contamination, yet only 13 disinfected their phones regularly.

But, a UV sanitizer can eradicate 99.9998 percent of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in 20 seconds.

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