Can I use my black light to disinfect my things??
I read that UV light can kill germs and viruses by damaging their DNA or RNA.
I read that a commercial type of UV is typically used. But I was wondering if an ordinary house hold 18 inch black light could do something with disinfection?
- ?Lv 71 month ago
A black light that is safe for you to be around is not strong enough to kill bacteria and viruses. A black light that is intense enough to kill bacteria and viruses would cause sunburn and severe eye damage.
- 1 month ago
Not really, not a high enough intensity, they are deliberately filtered to avoid eye damage.