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I have a ritual when I come home from the supermarket now. I scrub my hands, dress differently, and then wash everything that was in my pocket, including my phone and keys. That may have sounded crazy a year ago, but now it’s the new normal. Some people have made it their business to sterilize their phones and other pocket-sized items in a small UV sterilization box. If you’ve thought about getting one for yourself, here’s your chance. Daily Steals will give you $ 100 UV sterilization box with wireless Qi charging for $ 50 when you apply the discount code CNETUVB at checkout.
When it comes to UV boxes, they have a little something extra to offer. In addition to two UV-C lights, the box has a Qi charging pad integrated in the base, with which you can charge your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, AirPods or any other Qi-compatible device. And it also contains a diffuser for essential aromatherapy oils. If you want something like that.
A cleaning cycle lasts eight minutes, and the device promises to “kill up to 99.99% of the bacteria from any exposed surface, even the hard-to-clean openings and crevices found on common devices, without liquids, heat or caustic To use chemicals “. But this is a good time to slow down our collective role. Does UV cleaning really work? And kill it – that is undoubtedly the question that concerns you – the Corona virus? Well, as is often the case in science, the answer lies somewhere between “we don’t know” and “it’s complicated”.
The good news is that UV-C (ultraviolet light with a wavelength between 200 and 280 nanometers) has been proven to kill bacteria and scrub with soap and warm water. And there is evidence that UV-C lighting can kill SARS, which of course is related to COVID-19. However, there are no final, expert-verified studies showing that UV-C kills the coronavirus, and there is no evidence that the eight-minute cleaning cycle of this particular device is long enough to do the job. As a committed supporter of the scientific method, I just want to make sure that we are clear about the extent of science here. There are no miracle cures, but every little bit we do to stay clean and isolated seems to help.
This article was previously published.
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