What It Is
Germicidal ultraviolet light is composed of wavelengths within the UV-C range, as we demonstrated in our previous FAQ.
How Germicidal Ultraviolet Light Works
Germicidal ultraviolet light deactivates the DNA of bacteria, virus, and other pathogens — thus destroying their ability to multiply and cause disease. More specifically, UV-C light causes damage to the nucleic acid of microorganisms by forming covalent bonds between certain adjacent bases in the DNA.
The formation of such bonds prevents the DNA from being unzipped for replication.
The organism is unable to reproduce. In fact, when it tries to replicate, it dies.
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