Often referred to as ultraviolet (UV) light, UV radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths shorter than visible light and longer than X-rays. UV radiation comes naturally from the sun, but it can also be created by artificial sources.

UV radiation falls into three main categories depending on its wavelength: UVA, UVB and UVC (see the diagram below). The shorter the wavelength, the more energetic is the radiation. UVC, which has the shortest wavelength can act as a disinfectant and has been used in healthcare, food and biotech for over 30 years.

UV radiation works by line of sight

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