Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses transmitted between animals and people that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Covid-19 is a viral disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus, a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans.
The World Health Organization has determined that the novel coronavirus, the virus that causes Covid-19, is spread by contact with respiratory droplets. Those droplets are primarily spread from person to person through close contact of approximately six feet or less. They can also be spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, and then touching the mouth, nose, or eyes.
In research Safeology commissioned with Innovative Bioanalysis, an independent Level 3 Biosafety Laboratory, the Mobile Air Purifier 1800 was proven to reduce aerosolized SARS-CoV-2. The device displayed a 98.44% reduction after 10 minutes, and achieved a 99.998% (4-Log) reduction after 20 minutes.
The study report concludes by stating “Taking into consideration the starting concentration of SARS-CoV-2 virus and the volume aerosolized, it can be assumed that the likelihood of entering an environment with this high a level of pathogen present in a real-life circumstance to be unlikely. In addition, based on the understood method by which UVC exposure deactivates pathogens it would be expected that similar results on the various genetic mutations of SARS-CoV-2 would occur.”