Over the last two years, with the pandemic outbreak, players have increasingly been isolated in “bio-bubbles” to shield them from the outside world. This approach was introduced to resume sporting events in controlled environments and contain the spread of infections. However, it does not prevent an outbreak among the athletes once the infection has reached the team.
One example is the European Championships in handball 2022. All but one squad had COVID-19 virus spreading among the players. Some of the teams were affected to the extent that their participation was in jeopardy. The only team to not have infections spread was Denmark – also the only team protected by UV222 from UV Medico.
The key was the continuous disinfection of populated areas. Team Denmark achieved this with UV222 lamps on portable mounts in all shared areas, eliminating pathogens in a safe way for the players. Thanks to a unique filter which blocks potential harmful wavelengths, our lamps emit light at a peak of 222 nm, which effectively kills viruses and bacteria without damaging any human tissues. Even with an infected player who caught the infection back home and joined the tournament midway, the infection did not spread among the team since UV222 kept shining on the Danish player.
Our UV222 lamps have also helped protect different teams against the spread of infections at the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022 and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.
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