A Guide to Navigating Industry UV Claims

November 16, 2017

A free guide from Clorox outlines the key factors your facility should consider, including:

   • Clinical Evidence: Is device efficacy supported by reliable 3rd party data?

   • Safety: Does the device protect staff and patients from UV exposure and lamp breakage?

   • Quality: Does the manufacturer develop robust, reliable UV technology?

   • Affordability: How does the investment compare to the cost of infections in your facility?

   • Support: Does the manufacturer help with training, implementation and maintenance?

Detecting and Debunking UV Myths

Separating spin from science-backed evidence can help determine the best UV system for your facility. Be especially skeptical of unsubstantiated UV claims related to:

   • Short Cycle Times: Claims should include effective distance and pathogen reduction data.

   • Single Placement Protocols: Device must be in line of sight to be effective.

   • Surface Compatibility: Proof of testing for surface and equipment compatibility should be provided.

   • Broad Spectrum: As 254nm is the peak wavelength for UV-C efficacy, broader spectrums include wasted energy.

Clorox Healthcare is backed by over 100 years of disinfecting experience and provides extensive proof, including 3rd party evidence, validated protocols and more.

Download the guide.

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