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Leveraging UV light for a healthier and safer space

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By Merilee Kern

Ultraviolet lamps safeguard every home, restaurant, retail store, business office, school and any other location where people share air and touch the same spaces

The dreadful multistate E. coli outbreak at Chipotle, which hospitalized 21 and prompted JP Morgan analysts to forecast the company will have lost three years of earnings between fiscal years 2014 and 2017, has underscored the extent to which all businesses—not just food service—are vulnerable to bacterium-borne illness. Whether you’re running the family home or operating a restaurant, manufacturing plant, retail store, business office, school, health/medical center, sports complex or any other facility where family, friends, clients, customers, business associates, patrons, visitors and even resident employees can use restroom facilities and otherwise touch shared spaces, how well that facility handles the sterilization and disinfection of indoor spaces is key. For commercial enterprises, it can make or break the bottom line—both immediately amid the swift consequences should illness present, and longer term due to permanent damage to the brand reputation that will assuredly persist to some degree.

Luckily, emerging technology is making the sanitation process much easier, quicker, more effective and less expensive. One such tech solution is to leverage the power and efficacy of Germicidal Lights and Disinfection Ultraviolet Lamps. Such UV light-based sterilizers for indoor spaces, like the full spectrum of GermAwayUV solutions offered by CureUV.com, can readily disinfect both air and surfaces in a single room or throughout a complete home or business—and are eco-friendly to boot.

The healthcare and food manufacturing industries have been using UV germicidal energy to sanitize hospital rooms and medical equipment since the early 1900’s. The Centers for Disease Control confirms the germicidal effect of UV-C lamps, and FEMA even recommends its use for counter-bioterrorism.

With all of this in mind, here are a few notable products from CureUV.com that can help develop a healthier and safer home and workplace—one with less bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and other such pathogens. Also one leaving a company’s customers with a better brand experience and, in turn, avoiding fiscal catastrophe.

GermAwayUV Sr UVC Surface Sterilizer Wand 
This handheld UV-C sterilizer wand with timer sanitizes wide areas and eliminates up to 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, germs and mold on surfaces throughout a location. Use regularly on surfaces to help keep rooms and surfaces sanitized without the risk of chemical contamination. This GermAwayUV sanitizing wand uses the same advanced UV-C light technology used to sterilize hospital equipment for over 30 years—it’s now available to everyone.

GermAwayUV Table Top UVC Room Sterilizer 
This remote-controlled UV-C room sterilizer purifies air and disinfects surfaces in as little as 15 minutes. This 55 watt UV lamp is suitable for the sterilization and disinfection of indoor spaces. It’s also extremely easy to use—just plug it in, place in the middle of the room to be sterilized and leave the area. The device turns on via remote control or its timer setting. In 15 to 60 minutes kill up to 99% of harmful pathogens and eliminate odors!

GermAwayUV Xtreme 55 Watt Handheld UVC Surface Sterilizer 
This device offers effective handheld UVC surface sterilization for any kind of business or building configuration. This UV light is a 99.9% proven effective treatment against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold. It has a UVC electronically brightened reflector (CureUV’s proprietary design) built into the UV system to maximize the UV intensity and output. Typical molds can be treated effectively in half of the time! This model, which gives the user full control to assure area coverage from all angles (avoiding shadows), is the only one of its kind, and is a sure-fire way to maximize germ-free surface purification and sterilization.

GermAwayUV HVAC UVC Air Sterilizer (18 Watt) 
This Ultraviolet UVC Air Purification System uses an 18 watt output for disinfection, inactivating and killing bacteria, molds, protozoa, viruses and yeasts that could otherwise be inhaled or ingested. In doing so, it provides a line of defense against the spread of airborne pathogens through a HVAC system. This unit kills as much as 70 percent of certain airborne bacteria passing by the system.

The rapid-fire nature of social media can make even one slight mishap or moment of carelessness by a business go global in minutes and linger for all time. This, coupled with the litigious nature of modern society in general, means that taking precautions that lessen risk factors for those visiting or working at a business site is not only prudent—it’s mission critical.


About the author:

Branding, business and entrepreneurship success pundit, Merilee Kern, MBA, is a consumer health advocate and influential media voice. Her award-winning “Kids Making Healthy Choices” smartphone APP (iTunes) is based on her ground-breaking fictional children’s book, “Making Healthy Choices–A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids” (Amazon). She may be reached at www.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

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