Ultraviolet Light — UVC Applications
for Foodborne Pathogens on
Fresh Produce (e.g. Fresh Fruits)

The health and safety applications for ultraviolet light are increasing every day.  One area that has shown significant promise is in the combating of foodborne illnesses with UVC.  Studies are showing that UVC rapidly kills pathogens on fresh fruits and vegetables without damaging the produce.

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Biowarfare Question:  The pathogens present in our food, HVAC systems, office spaces, and municipal water reservoirs are largely incidental.  But what about the intentional transmission of pathogens—otherwise known as biowarfare?  Can UVC be used to combat biological threats from our potential enemies?

Answer:  According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the answer is “YES.”