Newsletter #2: Shining a Light on Health: Unveiling the Power of GUV Against Infectious Diseases

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As we navigate through the challenges posed by infectious diseases in our workplaces and communities, the power of knowledge and technology has never been more critical. This month, we shine a spotlight on an innovative ally in our ongoing battle against these invisible threats: Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) Technology.

As well, we will celebrate the launch of our newly developed Mpox awareness and prevention section on the Commit to C.A.R.E. website


Types of UV



With wavelengths from 315 to 400 nm, is mainly linked to skin aging.


Spanning 280 to 315 nm, can cause sunburn and, with long-term exposure, skin cancer.

UV-C (includes GUV)

Within UV-C’s spectrum (100 to 280 nm), is GUV (200 to 280 nm) which is effective in inactivating microorganisms, making it crucial for disinfection and infectious disease prevention.

Understanding GUV


What is GUV?

GUV is a particular type of ultraviolet light that can help reduce the number of airborne infectious disease particles. It consists of radiation with wavelengths between 200 and 280 nm, with 254 nm being the most effective.


GUV works by emitting short-wavelength ultraviolet light, which damages the genetic material of microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. This damage either kills the microorganism or renders it unable to reproduce, reducing the concentration of these particles in the air.

UV-C (includes GUV)

  • As ceiling units in rooms.
  • In-air stream disinfection in central HVAC systems
  • In enclosed in-room air cleaners

Commit to C.A.R.E.’s GUV Resources


Watch our video training
Understanding what germicidal ultraviolet lights are, how they work, and how to select the right device for your needs.
Download our tip sheet: Explore germicidal ultraviolet light, its benefits, risks, and applications on indoor air quality.
Download our infographic: 5 Steps to Effective GUV Device Use. Ensure your devices are working safely and properly.
Read our blog: 5 Steps to Effective GUV Device Use. Ensure your devices are working safely and properly.


Discover Our New Mpox Awareness and Prevention Resources

We are excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive suite of resources dedicated to mpox awareness and prevention. Our goal is to arm you with the knowledge and tools necessary to safeguard your health and that of your community against this highly contagious viral infection.

Here’s What You’ll Find


Interactive Quiz

Challenge your understanding and bust myths with our “Mpox Myth-Busting Quiz.”

Informative Brochures and Tip Sheets

Our materials, including “Combatting Mpox,” offer insights and actionable advice on everything from recognizing symptoms to practical prevention strategies.

Vaccine Guidance

Get up-to-speed with our “Deep-Dive on Vaccines” tip sheet, detailing the efficacy, safety, and administration of mpox vaccines.


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About us

The Commit to C.A.R.E. provides free resources and tools for businesses to safeguard their employees and communities from infectious diseases.

All tools developed under this project have been created with the needs of a nonscientific and non-medical audience in mind.

El Compromiso C.A.R.E. proporciona recursos y herramientas gratuitos para que las empresas protejan a sus empleados y comunidades de enfermedades infecciosas.

Todas las herramientas desarrolladas bajo este proyecto han sido creadas con las necesidades de una audiencia no científica y no médica en mente.