- Tram Ho
Your mobile phone is dirty, very dirty. It can contain 10 times more bacteria than the surface of a toilet. And like any surface, mobile phones can also be a potential place for SARS-COV-2 viruses to attach. According to the researchers’ research, the new strain of corona virus can survive on glass surfaces, such as a phone screen for up to 96 hours, or 4 days at room temperature.
Therefore, many technology users have resorted to products that can disinfect phones, such as PhoneSoap – a device that has been selling well in the United States recently. Despite being launched for a while, PhoneSoap sales have soared 20 times over the same period last year and are always out of stock, amid the COVID-19 epidemic that is spreading rapidly in the United States.
Use UV rays to kill 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viruses
PhoneSoap has a pretty simple style. The device has a carrying case for users to place the phone inside. To kill bacteria, PhoneSoap is equipped with a light bulb capable of emitting ultraviolet (UVC). When the bulb is heated, it produces ultraviolet (UV) rays of shortwave radiation that can clean up every corner of the phone.
According to the manufacturer’s statement, PhoneSoap has the ability to kill 99.9% of harmful bacteria and viruses. At certain wavelengths, UV breaks the link in microbial DNA molecules, creating thymine dimer that can kill or neutralize organisms. Because nucleic acids and DNA of bacteria and viruses are destroyed by UV rays, microorganisms have little protection from ultraviolet rays and cannot survive long exposure to it.
However, whether or not the device actually works with SARS-COV-2 virus has not been tested and verified by any US authorities. Some medical experts also affirmed that PhoneSoap could hardly kill SARS-COV-2 virus in a short time when the UV intensity of this device was still ‘not enough’. If you want to achieve the highest efficiency, users must use PhoneSoap to disinfect phones for at least 2 hours
“I think consumers should not rely too much on existing UV-emitting devices on the market to eliminate corona viruses on their phones ,” said Lieberman, a medical expert at Harvard University. .
On PhoneSoap’s side, the company’s representative also acknowledged that there was no opportunity to test the effectiveness of the device against the virus strain SARS-COV-2. However, the company confirmed, PhoneSoap has the ability to destroy the H1N1 virus during testing. Therefore, this device may be effective for SARS-COV-2.
Reportedly, users can use PhoneSoap anytime and anywhere when the device is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 6500mAh, which takes about 4.5 hours to fully charge. After each charge, the device can disinfect about 45 times. In addition to the phone, the device can sanitize and disinfect many small personal items such as headsets, remote control types, jewelry, car keys …
PhoneSoap is expected to launch a new product line called HomeSoap, which is suitable for disinfecting larger items.
Refer to CNN / PC Mag
Source : Genk