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The power of germicidal ultraviolet rays: UV Care Sterilizers product demo
By Lionell Go Macahilig - 2 Sep 2016,3:27am

The power of germicidal ultraviolet rays: UV Care Sterilizers product demo

Intech’s Operations Manager Antonio Tanchen shows some of the common household items that carry vast amount of microorganisms.

Help! We’re surrounded!

Every day, we are exposed to many harmful microorganisms that are capable of causing a variety of illnesses. Unfortunately, these microbes are commonly found in items and areas that we traditionally believe are clean. The average office desk and keyboard, as examples, carry more bacteria than a toilet. Mobile phones have more germs than the sole of a shoe. Bacteria grow in a kitchen sponge in every 20 minutes and office coffee mugs contain fecal bacteria. A typical pillow can carry one million dust mites, whereas an entire bed can become a home to five million of these tiny critters. On the average, the kitchen sink has 2,733 bacteria per square inch, while the kitchen faucet, which usually receives hand contact, has 13,227 bacteria per square inch.

Indeed, we are surrounded by microorganisms and this scenario makes us vulnerable to diseases.

UV Care to the rescue

Responding to this predicament, Intech Group Innovations Corporation, the exclusive local distributor of UV Care Sterilizers, is bringing the power of germicidal ultraviolet rays to the Philippines. Ultraviolet rays come in various forms depending on the wavelength. Ultraviolet C (UVC) rays are categorized as the germicidal type and, in the case of UV Care products, have a specific wavelength of 253.7nm. By penetrating the cell wall of a target microorganism, the protein structure is damaged, resulting in metabolic disruption, DNA alteration, replication prevention, and microbial death. The use of germicidal UV has been employed in various industries and institutions for more than a century, since the optimization of its curative potential by Nobel Prize-winning physician and scientist Niels Ryberg Finsen in the 1900s.

UV Care’s room sterilizers come with a pair of adjustable arms and can accommodate four 30-watt lamps. They can cover an area of 60 square meters.

UV Care Sterilizers’ germicidal UVC rays can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including H1N1, Escherichia coli (E.coli), flu virus, Salmonella, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), microbes that cause hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and conjuctivitis as well as molds, dust mites, fleas, bed bugs and their eggs. Another beauty of using UV Care products is that they do not require chemicals, hence, preventing possible poisoning among children.

Seeing is believing

Demonstrating the power of germicidal ultraviolet sterilizers, Intech’s Operations Manager, Antonio Tanchen, performed an ATP test on some common household items to find out the number of microorganisms present on them. ATP test was repeated after a 30-minute exposure of the items to germicidal ultraviolet rays emanating from UV Care’s room sterilizers to show the reduction of number of microorganisms.

Mr. Tanchen conducted an ATP test - before and after ultraviolet ray exposure - on a scrubbing pad to show the number of microorganims present on this household item.

UV Care’s room sterilizers are capable of cleaning the surrounding air and all of the surfaces that can be reached by the germicidal ultraviolet rays. Each unit comes with a pair of adjustable arms and can accommodate four 30-watt lamps. Being capable of covering an area of 60 square meters, room sterilizers are now used in many hospitals, schools, homes, offices, and movie houses. The cinema in Powerplant Mall in Makati City is already employing some of these units.

Before Exposure

After Exposure

Before Exposure

After Exposure

Scrubbing pads, which are commonly used in cleaning plates, cutlery sets, and other kitchen items, are ideal nests for microorganisms due to their damp environment. The ATP test result showed a staggering 7,223 germs on it, which makes you think if you should still use a scrubbing pad in cleaning the usual things that you put in to your mouth. After exposure, germ count reduced to 275. Another common household item, a ball has the tendency to accumulate an unimaginable amount of microorganisms as it bounce and roll to various places. To prove that, the ATP test result showed the sample contaminated with around 2,855 microbes. Post-exposure result showed only 67.

UV Care Ultra Germ Terminator

UV Care Travel Toothbrush Sterilizer

UV Care Pocket Sterilizer

Apart from room sterilizers, UV Care has other aces up their sleeves. As it stays damp for hours, the toothbrush that you use can accommodate up to 1,676 bacteria per square inch. As a solution, UV Care offers the Travel Toothbrush Sterilizer (PhP 1,500) which can be powered through typical USB connection. For groups, the Family Toothbrush Sterilizer (PhP 2,500), which can accommodate up to four toothbrushes, is recommended. Other products include the Portable Room Sterilizer (PhP 15,000), Multi-purpose Sterilizer (PhP 7,500), Deluxe Germ Terminator (PhP 2,500), Ultra Germ Terminator (PhP 7,995), and the Pocket Sterilizer (PhP 1,200), all of which can be used in various purposes and surfaces.

To learn more about UV Care products visit uvcare.net or like their Facebook fan page. Interested parties may contact +63 977 822-8556 or +(632) 904-0366 or email sales@uvcare.net.