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Germ Guardian UV Sanitizers

Updated on May 6, 2009

UV Kills Germs

It's been proven that UV rays can successfully kill or inhibit germ and bacteria growth. But, since it can be hard to get UV rays in your home to kill and stop the spread of germs, what can you do but use potentially harmful chemicals?

Well, now you can use the Germ Guardian UV products. The products harness the UV-C light technology so to kill bacteria, viruses, mold, and germs, as well has fight odors from mildew, smoke, pets, and cooking.

The Germ Guardian products are simple to use, safe for the environment, and safe to use around children and pets. You just want to be careful not to use the wand and mini wand on your skin; the products are for sole use on inanimate objects and surfaces.

Why Does UV Light Kill Germs?

Basically the UVC light kills the cells by damaging their DNA. The light causes a reaction between two molecules of thymine, which is one of the bases that make up DNA, causing the thymine to dimerize and become very unstable. The longer the cells are exposed to the UVC light, the more extensive damage is caused, which in turn makes it harmless. In most cases, less than one minute of exposure is plenty of time to inhibit the cell's DNA and potential health hazard. If the UVC exposure does not kill the cell, it is at least damages it so that it cannot reproduce.

UV can kill harmful airborne bacteria known to cause Staph, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Bronchitis, and Meningitis.

UV-C Room Air Sanitizer

The UV Air Sanitizer destroys 99% of airborne bacteria, viruses, and germs, as well as significantly reduces mold and fungal spores in the air.

The product uses ultraviolet-C energy to help keep your room and air clean. The quiet fan helps to move the germ filled air into the chamber where the germs are bombarded with light from the UV-C module.There is a reflective aluminum sterilization chamber which intensifies the UV-C effect to ensure that the air that is released back into the room is clean.

You can easily keep an average sized room (about 10 x 20 feet) clean of bacteria and germs using this product. You can even fight odors caused by mildew, mold, smoke, pets, and cooking.

The Air Sanitizer is not an ionizing air cleaner, and it doesn't produce any ozone. And, unlike most air cleaners, you don't need to use a filter. There is a blue glowing ring, that alerts you when the product is working, and you can alter the air flow with the limitless settings.

The product is designed to sit on a table or desk, and it can be purchased in silver, white, or black to match your room decor.

The Germ Guardian Air Sanitizer is safe to use around children and pets.

UV-C Pluggable Air Sanitizer

The Germ Guardian UV-C Plug-In Air Sanitizer uses the UV-X technology in order to kill airborne germs in the home or office. It's best used in small rooms, such as bathrooms and bedrooms, versus large living rooms or kitchens.

The product is great at stopping the spread of airborne germs and bacteria, killing about 98% of viruses, bacteria, and mold spores that are in your air. It is even useful to help fight odors caused by mildew, smoke, mold, pets, and cooking smells

The wall unit pulls in the infected air with a quiet, yet powerful fan, and it pushes clean air back into the room after it passes through the UV-C chamber to get sterilized.

And, like the desk or table-top version, the plug-in air sanitizeris not an ionizing air cleaner, it doesn't produce ozone, and it doesn't require any filters.

UV-C Sanitizer Wand

The Germ Guardian Sanitizer Wand is a great UV sanitizer for killing germs on the surfaces of your home, such as toilets, showers, phones, computers, sinks, counter tops, bedding, and shoes. By harnessing the UV-C light technology, the UV wand is a safe way to kill the germs without having to use any chemicals, which means it's safe to use around children and pets. Just make sure that you don't use it on your skin.

The UV-C light is the same technology that hospitals use to help sanitize the germs and bacteria around patients.

All you have to do is pass the wand over any surface in order to kill up to 99% of germs, bacteria, and mold. You can kill salmonella and staph within one minute of exposure to the UV-C light.

The product even kills 99% of targeted airborne germs, such as influenza-A, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Tuberculosis.

UV-C Mini Sanitizer Wand

The Germ Guardian Mini Light Wand is perfect for those who just want cleanliness. It's the perfect travel aid when you go out of towl, so that you can sanitize the hotel toilet, bed, and other surfaces. All you have to do is pass the wand over the surface so that you can kill the germs.

The Sanitizer Wand kills up to 99% of bacteria, viruses, mold, and dust mites, so it's great product to kill allergens that can bother your allergies. It can even fight odors, as well, and you don't have to use any chemicals to ensure that the surfaces are clean, making it an environmentally friendly.

The product works on most household and personal items such as toilets, showers, phones, computers, sinks, countertops, bedding, and shoes.


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      UV 7 years ago

      Since UV light is used in some labs to induce mutations in organisms that will then have novel properties, isn't it at least theoretically possible that by exposing surfaces to UV light, you could end up creating "super-bugs"? Say an organism on the surface you're cleaning is damaged but not killed by UV light, couldn't it theoretically possess new properties that make it more virulent and potentially deadly?