More virulent pathogens and changes in household management have increased infection risks in consumer appliances. According to the CDC, two foodborne bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes and Yersinia enterocolitica can grow at refrigerator temperatures. Home laundry practice has shifted to lower temperatures and reduced chemicals resulting in pathogens remaining on clothing.
Many consumer appliances can be equipped with disinfection safety features using ultraviolet (UV) LEDs. In particular, food storage, washing and drying appliances can implement rugged and effective UV LEDs from RayVio. As performance continually increases, RayVio UV LEDs will add disinfection safety features to more home and consumer appliances