Va. hospital using UV lights in NICU to prevent infections

October 29, 2019

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va., is using UV light technology to cut back on infections in the NICU, according to an artcle on the WSET website.

The hospital is using a UV light box to disinfect germ-infested items, such as cell phones and watches, that might come into contact with the babies.

"Cell phones are riddled with germs. They're probably the dirtiest thing you carry around other than a purse,"  Angela Alderman, a hospital spokesperson, said in the article.

The UV boxes kill 99.9 percent of the germs on a phone.

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