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Fight the Flu: 6 Cool Germ-Fighting Gizmos for Your Home

by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Jan 20, 2015

January is the peak of flu season, which means we have to be more vigilant than ever to safeguard our homes against unwanted, dangerous germs.

There are several disinfection products and cleaners available that do the trick, but what if we could zap away germs with the click of a button? We’ve got good news – thanks to innovative technologies, you can!

Here are six cool AND effective gizmos designed to minimize the spread of germs and keep the flu virus at bay.

AirSanitizerGuardian Technologies™ UV Air Sanitizer

How It Works: The Guardian Technologies™ UV-C sanitizer uses ultraviolet light to effectively sanitize surfaces and air without the use of chemicals. A powerful fan draws air into the sanitizer and the UV-C light kills the airborne bacteria. The fan then returns purified air back into the room.

Cost: $40 - $100

Where to Buy: www.guardiantechnologies.com

HoneywellHEPAHoneywell True HEPA Allergen Reducer Germ Fighting Air Purifier

How It Works: The Honeywell True HEPA air purifier offers 3 powerful cleaning levels and can help reduce the amount of bacterial and viral airborne germs in large rooms. Its long-life True HEPA filter captures up to 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns and typically only has to be replaced every three to five years.

Cost: $120 - $140

Where to Buy: www.honeywellstore.comwww.walmart.comwww.target.com

ToothbrushSanitizerVIOLife UV Toothbrush Sanitizer

How It Works: Through proven germicidal UV light technology, the VIOLife UV toothbrush sanitizer eliminates up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria, including H1N1, E. coli, Staph, Salmonella and Listeria. It sanitizes in just six minutes and automatically shuts off when the sanitization process is complete.

Cost: $30

Where to Buy: www.violight.com

ScoughScough Air Filtering Scarf

How It Works: Scough is designed for people who are serious about protecting themselves and others from germs without sacrificing style. It creates a mini-microclimate of freshened air that’s not just a barrier to harsh germs, but is shown to adsorb and kill viruses. The Scough hides an advanced carbon filter infused with silver ions and is tested to have at least 99% bacterial filtration efficiency.

Cost: $20-$50

Where to Buy: www.wearascough.com

Cyber Clean® Cleaning Compound

CyberCleanHow It Works: Cyber Clean Home & Office is a unique cleaning compound designed especially for cleaning and disinfecting equipment and surfaces not reached by conventional cleaning solutions. It is made out of natural ingredients and is proven to eliminate more than 99% of germs commonly found on different surfaces.

Cost: $4

Where to Buy: www.amazon.com

PhoneSoap PhoneSoapCharger and UV Sanitizer

How It Works: The PhoneSoap Charger contains two UV-C lamps that encompass your phone and pass through the cell walls of bacteria and virus to destroy their DNA. Once the DNA is compromised, the cells die and can no longer cause infections or disease. The PhoneSoap Charger even kills "SuperBugs" that have developed resistance to chemicals and antibiotics that used to be effective.

Cost: $60

Where to Buy: www.phonesoap.com