How does UV-C light sterilize? If you want to know more about how these wavelengths work this is the article for you! This article gives information on what a UV-C light is classified as and what an effective germ killing wavelength is.
UV-C light has been used for sterilizing for some time now. Many tests have been run proving that this is an effective way to reduce bacteria and other harmful substances. It is now becoming more readily available in homes for personal sanctification needs.
How well does it really sanitize? Very well according to a study done by the University of Siena in Siena, Italy. They found that after using UV-C wavelengths on dirty petri dishes the bacteria was reduced to less than 0.1%.
In this Ted Talk, a man shares a sad story of how his friend died after a minor surgery because of bacteria which he refers to as a "superbug". He then goes on to talk about how this could have been prevented with the use of UV-C sterilizing lights.