If you live in Nairobi or the adjacent towns, or one of the major towns in Kenya namely Mombasa, Nakuru or Kisumu. In the said towns, the tap water you consume has been treated by use of chlorine – the most predominant water treatment chemical glocally. Treating water with chlorine is great, for it has been the go to water treatment option since the beginning of 20th century, once it was realized that adding chlorine to water put water borne diseases such cholera at bay.
But chlorinated water doesn’t have its setbacks. In the recent years, research has found that disinfectant by-products resulting from chlorine based water treatments such as the THMs (trihalomethanes). Trihalomethanes are chemical by products of chlorine water treatment that have been found to pose serious health risk including likelihood of the substances being carcinogenic. To mitigate against the potential health risks posed by by products of chlorine water treatment, WHO has come up with guidelines that should be implemented by anyone performing chlorine water treatment, guidelines that make the process of said treatment become a little bit more hectic.
To avoid the complications associated with chlorine water treatment, several nations and states in the developed world have opted for the use of UV Light water treatment. In this technology, lamps are used to generated the shorted wavelengths of UV Light, when the wavelengths are directed towards raw water, the high frequency kill the germ causing organism usually 100% of the time when appropriate dosage of the rays are applied at the right duration.
To help millions across the world who are yet to have their municipalities adopt UV Light water treatment technology, LG decided to incorporate the technology in their door-in-door LG InstaView refrigerator.
LG’s latest InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator feature that sanitizes water dispenser with ultraviolet light for safe drinking water, has revolutionized the concept of hygiene for the consumer. This feature could not have come at a better time owing to the growing concern on hygiene at the height of the ongoing global pandemic where healthy living is key to developing a stronger immune system to fight off infections.
Research shows that ultraviolet light can completely destroy harmful microorganisms, making ultraviolet water treatment one of the most effective methods for sterilizing and disinfecting bacteria from water.
The ultraviolet light sanitizer built into the LG’s latest InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerators water dispenser, is designed to fire off automatically once per hour by use of UVnano technology. The ultraviolet light, blankets the water dispenser interior with Powerful UV-C light capable of killing up to 99.99% of bacteria.
Bacteria’s such as E. coli, staph, and pseudomonas aeruginosa – which can cause pneumonia – are completely removed from the refrigerator’s dispenser tap paving way for clean drinking water.
Besides operating once every hour, UV-C light can also be activated manually whenever you want with the press of a button.
The ultraviolet light sanitization technology adds to the LG’s line of InstaView refrigerators incredible features that have received the world’s most prestigious awards.