St Williams Cathedral in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
June 18, 2021, Laoag City, Philippines - St Williams Cathedral in Laoag City, about 700 kilometers north of Manila sets an example by installing a UV Sanitation Gate to keep away viruses inside the Church. The pioneering move is an act not seen in any church
The stand-alone facility is commonly used in airports and gathering centers used by diplomats and VIPs. This type of Gate is equipped with a UV light technology that has been proven to penetrate and inactivate surface pathogens, such as bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses. Just step into the Cleanse Portal and make a slow 360-degree turn of Far-UVC.
The (UV) body and skin-friendly light in the Sanitation Gate have the energy of small radio waves with visible light much fewer X-rays or gamma rays used to disinfect surfaces, air, and liquids.
The Gate was invented for tanning saloons but modification has been scientifically made as a means to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses. It is used to kill SARS-CoV-2 and the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It makes the germs or viruses incapable of performing the processes that it needs to survive.
Studies indicate that there’s no harm to humans from continuous low dosages of 222 nanometers, far-UVC light, and effectively inactivates over 90% of contaminants, based on the intensity and brief exposure time described.
The state-of-the-art Korean-made technology employs various combinations to inactivate pathogens, including Far UV-C (200-230nm), UV-C (231-280nm), and UV-A (365nm).
The combination of UV light and air filtration to decrease airborne pathogens in high-traffic locations employs UV technology with the Cleanse sanitization process that modifies and destroys the genetic material (DNA/RNA) of bacteria and viruses.
The germicidal properties of UV light, part of the non-visible spectrum, can be harnessed to effectively sanitize the air, water, and surfaces at the appropriate wavelength and fluence (dose), exposure to the Sanitation Gate destroys the genetic material in viruses, bacteria, and mold, preventing replication.
The Korean-made technology was donated by Simon Kim Rakmo, CEO of DMC Asia Solutions Corp. It's made for industrial use for any high traffic or critical entry point to significantly reduce infection transmission rates in preparation for the San Guillermo Shopping Complex in the city center of Laoag. The donation program was arranged by Noubikko, CEO of RPConnect in support of the Catholic Church's effort to the community to curve the spread of the Virus.
The technology is ADA compliant, the standard that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
The free-standing Portal is the first in the Philippines Churches. It was brought and installed by Ren Sibonga, CEO of Dantru Development Corp, and by Hinoba-an Mujin Construction Inc., CEO Rafael Agcaoili.