THE USE OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE FOR THE SANITISATION OF ENVIRONMENTS
To prevent the spread of Sars-Cov2 and other pathogens, Dental@Med implements procedures for the protection of our patients and operators, starting from the sanitisation of environments and forced air recirculation systems with innovative technologies.
Sanitisation is a targeted intervention to destroy infective germs on surfaces and objects present in the air.
Specifically, our dental surgery is equipped with air sanitisers, which effectively reduce microbial and fungal load.
HOW DOES THE SANITISATION PROCESS WORK?
The technology is based on titanium dioxide and UVC light, with a disinfection power that is three times greater than that of chlorine and one and a half times greater than ozone.
The technology leverages a natural phenomenon called photo catalysis; this technology is not based on the use of filters or purifiers, but on the production of oxidants which sanitise surfaces and the air, removing pollutants.
When a micro organism passes over the UV lamp, light penetrates through its membrane and alters its genetic material (DNA).
Once its DNA has been altered, the micro organism will no longer be able to reproduce, making it microbiologically innocuous.
Due to the short lifespan of most micro organisms, once they lose the capacity to reproduce themselves, the population rapidly shrinks in size.
Due to its oxidative capacity, photocatalytic oxidation can effectively sanitise, deodorise and purify the air, water and different surfaces.
It has been proven that titanium dioxide is more effective than any other antibacterial agent, because the photocatalytic reaction occurs even when there are cells that cover the surface of the pathogen, making it effective where traditional chemical sanitisers lag behind in terms of performance.
In the case of SARS-COV-2, these molecules can alter viral structure as they disintegrate the double layer of phospholipids and inactivate numerous glycoproteins.
The advantage of this new sanitisation technology is that it is harmless, in fact it can be used in the presence of people.
This is another battle we will win!
Dr. Francesca Cammarelle – OMCEO PG n.985
Dr. Federica Casini
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