Surface disinfection is one of the interventions that is frequently recommended to reduce the risk of virus transmission. There are specific environmental disinfection protocols for public places, particularly environmental surface cleaning of routinely touched surfaces and objects (e.g., door knobs, desks, keyboards, tables, etc.) to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Contact transmission (i.e., hand transfer of virus from contaminated objects to the eyes, nose, or mouth) is a recognized route of virus spread.

However, reports of acute health effects due to misuse and overexposure to disinfectants have been on the rise since early 2020. We are being exposed to these chemicals in volumes and frequencies that were previously unheard of.

Disinfecting chemicals were never intended to be used like this. Disinfectants are classified by the EPA with insecticides. They are produced to kill microbes; they are not cleaning agents. Experts worry about the consequences.

A CDC study of the number of reports to poison centers regarding disinfectants and cleaners reveals a significant increase (108.79%) in total exposure from 2019 to 2020. Exposure by inhalation has increased the most, leading to respiratory problems. 

Disinfection with NUVTON® UV-C benefits public health, since it is non toxic, extremely effective and safe alternative to wet chemical disinfection. UVC light can be used to disinfect an entire facility without any harmful chemicals or toxins. No liquids are sprayed, and no residue or odor are left behind.

NUVTON® effectively disinfects all public places


  • chairs and desks in waiting rooms
  • reception desk
  • healthcare cards
  • hospital beds
  • toilet facility
  • self-service vending machines
  • entrance doors, hooks, knobs
  • patient locker rooms
  • health and work equipment / apparatus
  • LCD and touch screens


  • nursing beds
  • tables
  • chairs
  • closets
  • common use areas like dining room
  • reception desk
  • entrance areas with doors, knobs
  • toilets and bathrooms
  • wheelchairs
  • common nursing equipment


  • high-touch surfaces in common areas of police stations
  • entrance desk, tables, chairs
  • police uniforms
  • locker rooms
  • cabinets
  • toilet area
  • police vehicles interior
  • computers, keyboards, mice, tablets
  • documents


  • high touch surfaces and items in common areas of barracks, camps and bases
  • military equipment and machines
  • military uniforms and special purpose gears
  • interior of army vehicles 


  • interior of fire brigade trucks
  • fire brigade uniforms and special purpose gears
  • special equipment and uniforms, helmets
  • locker rooms


  • fire brigade stations
  • entrance areas
  • toilet areas


  • school tables, chairs
  • school teaching equipment and accessories used by many
  • restroom and toilet facilities
  • student locker rooms
  • school gym and sporting accessories
  • teacher cabinets
  • doors, knobs, switches


  • all shared toys and books
  • children playrooms
  • commonly used sporting and learning equipment
  • desks, chairs, cabinets
  • kids locker rooms
  • entrance areas and doors, knobs, switches in halls
  • toilet areas


  • post packages
  • envelopes, mails
  • post counters
  • post shelves
  • cash registers
  • post collection points
  • interior of posting vans, delivery vehicles
  • post equipment used by many like computers, keyboards, tablets, scales, money counters

UV-C disinfection of public places

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