UV LIGHTS

Hi.    I have had several pacemaker single lead devices for the past 26yrs and mostly forget I have one nowadays.

However sometimes when i buy new devices with all bells and whistles options i question certain things.

My latest acquisition is an air purifier with the options of uv light to kill bacteria etc.

Are uv lights any worry for interference with pacemaker devices?

It also has an ion facility which i cannot envisage using anyway.

Thanks for any advice you can offer.

Take care and stay safe 🌈🙏


1 Comments

Interference?

by CyborgMike - 2020-05-28 02:00:19

You are a long time veteran of pacemakers. Have you ever had anything interfere with your pacemaker? I'd guess not, unless you did some welding or heavy magnet work. I'm not sure what model you have, but most modern pacemakers are well shielded and not prone to EMF interference, except in extreme situations. The UV light is dangerous to your skin or eyes (uncontained), but likely not to your pacemaker.  

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