The same goes for COVID infections, despite the fact that infected patients have visited.”
-R.I.N van Nispen-Dobrescu, Lung and Tuberculosis Physician, GGD West-Brabant
GGD West-Brabant is committed to monitoring, protecting and promoting the health and safety of all residents — with special attention paid to vulnerable people in our society. At its Breda location, staff assist and treat patients with tuberculosis (TB), a highly infectious airborne disease that’s spread through talking, singing, coughing or sneezing. Consequently, it is extremely important to apply hygienic measures that prevent the spread of infections through the air.
Since moving to a new location in 2009, the institute has been using Philips UV-C upper air disinfection luminaires as a precautionary measure to control airborne infections.
Based on both experience and the scientific literature on this technology, lung and tuberculosis specialist at the department, Roxanne van Nispen-Dobrescu, argues for a wider use of UV-C in society to protect people from airborne infectious diseases.