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Toothbrush under uv light


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If i put my toothbrush under a UV light to kill bacteria is it safe to put into my mouth?

 

 

I'm not sure I would put a UV light in my mouth... Just kidding, i can't see any reason it wouldn't be safe to use the tooth brush after it was irradiated with UV light or gamma rays for that matter...

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The UV used for sterilisation is UV-C and is very dangerous to your eyes and skin when directly exposed to it so don't go and cobble together your own unit will you?...buy one made for the purpose.

 

Reading up on it in surgical situations, it can be used for maintaining instrument sterility after autoclaving so it seems to be a pretty good micro-organism inhibitor.

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