UV Light & QACs Provide Long-Term Protection Against Harmful Germs


The sun radiates ultraviolet (UV) light energy. While ultraviolet light is typically synonymous with being outdoors, specialty lighting brings UV energy indoors, and one type in particular is ideal for preventing the spread of harmful germs.

There are three types of ultraviolet light: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. Each type of UV light has a specific energy wavelength. UV-A and UV-B are mostly associated with tanning beds. UV-C is the most effective at neutralizing and inactivating harmful germs (air, surface, water), and is not intended for direct use on skin. UV-C is effective because it inactivates germs and spores at a cellular level by disrupting the outer cell membrane. Researchers have documented that UV-C requires 8-25 minutes of energy exposure for scaled effectiveness that ranges from 90% to 99.9%.

Did you know? UV-C light is also found in effective surface cleaning equipment.

Real-world UV-C uses include deep-cleaning unpopulated mass transit vehicles, food packing facilities, public shelters, and water treatment facilities. According to several studies, UV-C wavelengths of approximately 254 nm is safe to use around or near people, and the next-generation UV-C 222 nm lights are safe to use around people in populated rooms.


QAC products top the government’s list of recommended materials for restoring industries, institutions, businesses, and public spaces. The science community also supports QACs. Additionally, new research proves that QACs are a safer, more efficient alternative to short-lived traditional cleaning and sanitizing methods. Specially-formulated QAC surface cleaners last 28-90-days per application.

GlanHealth UV light and QAC products ensure long-lasting protection against germsgerms

Since their discovery in 1917, QAC-based products have grown to include a variety of cleaners, sanitizers, anti-static treatments, and preservatives. Countless consumer and industrial products and applications are available. QACs are essentially organic or synthesized non-toxic salts with natural surfactant (detergent) properties. The surfactant molecules have both water-attracting and water-avoiding components. For example, soaps for fabric and skin are surfactants that separate and clear away impurities with water.

Daily maintenance guidance for high-touch surfaces and objects is to wash everything with soap and water, let air dry, and then sanitize. In one quick and easy application, advanced QAC cleaners may protect a variety of surfaces for weeks at a time.


A world leader of non-toxic advanced cleaning surface and hand and body sanitizers, all GlanHealth™ products create a nano-thin, triple layer of long-lasting germ-fighting protection.

Additional benefits include:

  • Unique mode of action causes immediate elimination of germ cell.
  • Hands and body: up to 4 hours of protection per application.
  • Surfaces: up to 28 days of protection per application (spray and wipe).
  • Time-saving, easy to use: electrostatic technology, UV light, sprays, and wipes.
  • Non-damaging: safe for all surfaces including leather, wood, laminates, rubber, plastic, and fabrics.
  • Anti-static protection, safe on all fabric types and for use on electronics.

To see powerful yet gentle products that provide long-lasting protection from harmful germs on hands, body, and all types of surfaces, visit https://glanhealth.com/all-products/.

For maximum strength, surface cleaners using environmentally-safe, non-damaging methods, UV light and quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC) are complementary.