Does UV Light Kill Bacteria?

UV light and its application for killing bacteria and germs have been a popular question in the minds of many readers. So, let’s find out whether the UV light is as useful or our skin as people say or not?

Plus, such type of information has been rapidly rising in this Corona virus-stricken era. So, getting the right information is absolutely necessary for us.

According to many getting exposure to UV light is a good idea for the skin as it helps to restore essential nutrients in your skin and is useful for the skin itself as well.

Now while getting sun rays for a limited time may be well for the skin and poses no harm as such. However, getting exposure to UV light for longer periods can lead to certain negative impacts on your body.

As stated below dear readers please be extremely cautious about this for your own safety and safety of others.

  • Firstly, getting exposure from UV light for longer duration can lead to skin cancer and this has been proved by scientific studies as well.
  • You could also get other skin damages and skin burns.
  • Might easily cause other deadly implications deep within your body such as your DNA.

Stressing on UV light and its direct impact on your body’s biology. As said by many scientists and doctors UV light is not advisable for use on humans and pets. It is said to cause more harm than good on your body. Get that confusion straight in your mind dear readers.

Since UV light consists not only of light of one particular wavelength and impact, it consists of three different wavelengths. Here the first and second type of wavelength is the one which impacts on us when we are outside the home.

Still, we are lucky that due to its low absorption value for our skins naturally, it does not get inside our body otherwise the world would have to stay indoor during days. Before you begin to wonder yes, these two different wavelengths of UV light do kill some minor sort of bacteria but only on some surfaces.

Still, it’s the third type of UV light which is said to be the most harmful for humans and animals alike. The third one is the most dangerous to humans and if it got inside your body for a little time period, it could easily alter with your body DNA and might cause cancer. This is why UV experiments and tests are done in hospitals that are done in a safe environment.

So, our stance would be that yes UV light can kill germs and bacteria on certain objects and materials such as paper, plastic, or metal. But that does not mean under any circumstance means that you are advised to sit under UV rays and artificial UV rays to kill your body’s bacteria. A strong no there!

That would be directly inviting skin cancer or other dangerous impacts on your health rather than benefiting from it. That’s pretty much it for the guide on UV and its impact on removing bacteria.



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