How VOCs Effect Your Indoor Air Quality

What are VOCs VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) refers to manufactured chemicals emitted from solid or liquid products in a gaseous state.  Generally inhalation is the most common mechanism of exposure which can cause long-term and short-term adverse health effects. To have good air quality is not as simple as moving away from the city to a quiet suburb or rural environment, to avoid the industrialized pollution highly populated cities are known for. 90% of our time is spent indoors, so even with pristine outdoor air, this doesn't necessarily mean the air your breathing indoors is of the same quality. The EPA discovered through...

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How Biological Pollutants Effect Indoor Air Quality

When people think about air quality, they usually consider the air for large areas, like cities or towns. However, the air quality inside is at least as important, and often more important because most of us spend more time inside than outside. There are many biological contaminants that can affect the air quality in your office, school, or home. One of the primary reasons to be concerned about these biological contaminants is because of how quickly some of them can proliferate, reducing the quality of the air you breath and having an adverse effect on your health.   According to the...

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The Benefits of using UVC light in the Hospitality Industry

  The need of the hour is to be safe. Whether it is your home, airport, hospital facility, or workplace, studies show it is not enough to just wear masks and follow the norms of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID. This has made everything a little difficult, especially for business travelers who need to travel to distant places and stay in hotels and rental apartments. However, to make all guests feel safe and comfortable, several hotels are using modern disinfection methods like UVC sanitizing to ensure a cleaner and germ-free environment - let’s explore how and why. Use of...

How to Use a UVC Germicidal Lamp Safely

How to Use a UVC Germicidal Lamp Safely When it comes to creating and maintaining a hygienic environment, there is no better option than UVC germicidal lamps. It is one of the most effective ways to sanitize the environment and high-touch surfaces with ease. It is chemical-free, environment friendly, and it can disinfect your home, offices, and commercial setups with minimal efforts. Looking at such wide-sweeping benefits and the ever-increasing demand for UVC light, its safety is also a concern. Although safe, the germicidal lamp is still to be used cautiously to reap maximum benefits. It is crucial to protect...

Risks, Myths, and Basics of UV-C Light

Most people have a basic knowledge of ultraviolet (UV) light from tanning and vitamin d benefits as well as drawbacks from overexposure that can lead to sunburns or eye irritations without proper protection like sunscreen or sun glasses. What is less well-known is that UVC light is an old disinfection technology used for decades in water treatment, health care, and food processing. In recent years, it has been gaining traction and acceptance for broader use everyday life because of its inherent powerful "anti-germ" properties and that it's totally chemical free. From public transportation to offices and homes, UVC is being integrated as a way to...

The science behind Smart UV

Significant Benefits of Using UV Light for Disinfection

With the ability to kill a high percentage of germs, the UV light for disinfection is gradually becoming an essential hygiene practice for both domestic and commercial settings. People are using UVC germicidal lamps to mitigate the risk of catching infections and create a safer living environment. Another product, UVC portable wand, is also getting a lot of recognition as a quick and non-toxic germ control solution. For those who are new to the concept of UV light devices, let us explain. Ultraviolet light is a form of electronic radiation with shorter wavelengths than the visible regions. It is the safest...

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7 Myths About UV Light You Should Not Believe

Throughout the years, several experts have progressed in innovating UV's applications with a myriad of opportunities. The idea of UV for disinfection is not new, yet it has garnered attention as of late. The pandemic, as well as the monetary penalties linked to contamination and readmissions, are the major reasons for people to look for safe and effective solutions for disinfecting high-touch surfaces. Along with the varied UV light benefits, the route also led the way to many myths associated with UV lamps. Many customers who buy UV-C germicidal lamps can’t differentiate between myths and facts of ultraviolet radiation. In...

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Tanning Beds vs Germicidal UV-C Lamps

The key difference between tanning beds and UV Disinfection Lamps and the sun's UV light (the sun has all UV variations) is the different wavelengths. 

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What is UV-C light?

Let's Shine Some Light on UV-C "That sounds like some sort of spaceship technology" -My Grandmother UV-C light might sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but it's actually something that's been used for a long time, since even before my grandmother was born. It's been around since the 1800's. It's used in your hospitals for high levels of sterilization to reduce the risk of infection, it's used by your produce providers to clean fruit before it gets to market, and even water treatment facilities around the planet. And now it's growing in popularity among disinfectants. It's actually outpacing...

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Everything You Should Know About Using a UV Lamp in the Kitchen

Everything You Should Know About Using a UV Lamp in the Kitchen COVID-19 is all we can think and talk about these days. This 2020 pandemic has changed our way of life and has made us realize the importance of creating safe and germ-free living spaces. The virus situation has brought with it the essential need to sterilize or disinfect every little thing around us. The kitchen is one of the most vulnerable spots in the home with all the groceries stored. Hence, sterilization in the kitchen is crucial. Again, you have to be extra cautious to avoid using chemicals....

Phoenix Personal Training PPT

Ken Korell is a cancer survivor turned certified personal trainer who works with immune-compromised cancer patients after treatment to aid in recovery. Ken's mobile gym is derived from his clients' need for an exclusive, isolated space that reduces the risk of pathogenic transmission found in traditional gyms, large public spaces, groups, and gatherings. With COVID, Ken knew he needed another method to increase and assure the health and safety of his clients. After much diligence, Ken reached out to SmartUV regarding the Apollo UVC lamp, eager to test and add this disinfection tool to his mobile gyms sanitation protocol. Now...

H.Y.P. Studio/Hot Yoga + Pilates

  H.Y.P Studio is a premiere Hot Yoga and Pilates studio dedicated to functional wellness and health with two locations residing in the greater boston area. After their initial Covid closure HYP Studio adapted their health and safety protocol to ensure the safety of their community and teachers before being given the phase 3 green light. “Safety has historically been, & forever remains, H.Y.Ps true north.” Centering their pledge HYP Studio launched a small group of indoor class series, in a yoga studio fully reconfigured for optimum safety, per Massachusetts’ Covid guidelines for fitness facilities.  Of the many additions to...

Common Infectious Agents and How to Get Rid of Them

We have all learned about germs the hard way - common colds, stomach infections, the flu, and the like. It is an underrated fact about germs that they exist on every surface imaginable and everything tangible is vulnerable. For humans, the most important thing is the body. Your body’s immunity protects you against most germs but some remain persistent, becoming difficult to neutralize with drugs or other treatment. The only feasible option is knowing what kinds of diseases these infectious agents can cause and what can be done to disinfect spaces that you might come in contact with. For starters, it’s...

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Maui Westside Properties

Maui Westside Properties is a family-owned and run boutique luxury vacation rental and property management company specializing in Maui’s beautiful Westside. Their goal has always been and still is "to make sure you have the best trip possible.”   To keep this commitment Maui Westside Properties developed a health and safety protocol called the “Ohana Safe Clean Program”. This new program ensures that Maui Westside Properties is not only meeting but exceeding the current CDC guidelines to help keep families safe. Maui Westside Properties is monitoring the CDC recommendations daily and is continually looking for additional steps to ensure the safety of our...

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Smart UV case studies

The Concordia - Case Study

The Concordia The Concordia has a long history within Washington D.C. First built in 1966 and then rebuilt in 2013. It is committed to the highest green principles in the nation - as per the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Being environmentally friendly is a core value. The Concordia is a staple of the city, it has the highest standards, not only for service but also for cleanliness and sanitation. The Concordia uses our UV-C technology as a chemical-free & eco-friendly solution to disinfection and sanitizes to the highest degree for all their guests. As an environmentally-minded...

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Norristown Area - Case Study

Norristown Area Norristown Area School District reached out to us regarding a back-to-school sanitation solution. Their objective was to partner with a company that could provide assurance and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff for the upcoming school year during the COVID19 pandemic. After carefully examining our products and methodology, the Norristown Area School District agreed to our sanitation proposal.  Using Smart UV’s Apollo’s provided an extra layer of sanitation for the school, faculty, and teachers. They’re able to return to their school with the assurance its been throughly disinfected and cleaned. Supporting the mission of Norristown, the children...

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The Kahala - Case Study

The Kahala The Kahala is an Iconic Hotel & Resort located in the coveted getaway of Honolulu Hawaii, known for its inspired Hawaiian Monarchy architecture, elegant and grand residential feels, and strong Waialae beachfront vibes. Since its inception, The Kahala has hosted 5 decades worth of illustrious guests, from royalty to heads of state and Hollywood stars, such as John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Barack Obama, and Queen Elizabeth to name a few. In response to COVID-19, the Kahala developed a sanitation protocol called the “The Kahala Clean Promise”. Carefully developed in accordance with the directives from the World Health Organization...

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