The Clorox Healthcare™ Optimum-UV Enlight™ kills more than 30 healthcare-associated infection-causing pathogens in five minutes at a distance of eight feet, including a 4-log reduction of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) spores and a greater than 5-log reduction of more than 20 pathogens such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE).
The system does not replace manual surface disinfection performed with EPA-registered disinfectants. Manual surface disinfection is essential for removing soils and killing pathogens on surfaces. UV devices offer an extra layer of cleaning by inactivating microorganisms that may not have been removed during the manual cleaning process. UV-C works by disrupting the DNA sequence of organisms. This renders the cell unable to grow or reproduce, and without the ability to reproduce the cell cannot infect and it rapidly dies.