CHAIR - Coalition for Healthcare Acquired Infection Reduction

Air

Ultraviolet

UV germicidal irradiation, or UVGI, is a highly effective but underused technology to reduce airborne and surface bacteria.

There is a long history of investigations concluding that, if used properly, UVGI can be safe and highly effective in disinfecting the air, thereby preventing transmission of a variety of airborne infections. Despite this long history, many infection control professionals are not familiar with the history of UVGI and how it has been used for safe and effective infection reduction.

CHAIR strongly believes UV technology is key to our goal of reducing healthcare acquired infections by 80% in the next decade. Our focus is on testing UV systems that are:

  • Simple to use
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cost effective
  • Adaptable to many environments
  • Designed with built-in safety measures
  • Highly effective
  • Manufactured to the highest standards

With these criteria in place, CHAIR is testing the SANUVOX ASEPTIX mobile UV system.