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Portable UV Sanitizer

Quickly kill or render harmless a wide range of bacteria and viruses using germicidal ultraviolet light!

DEGERM-INATOR Portable UV Sanitizer
DeGERM-inator™ UV-5DB

Protect Yourself 

From BACTERIAL & VIRAL INFECTIONS

Kill a wide range of disease-causing bacteria and viruses — in just seconds! Protect against E.Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Listeria, the H1N1 flu virus, and much more!* Sanitize telephones and cell phones, toilet seats and flush handles, sinks, faucets, countertops, computer mouse devices and keyboards, plastic toys, doorknobs, and many other commonly contaminated surfaces. Also, safely purify drinking water.

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*The DeGERM-inator has not been tested yet on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It has been laboratory tested against common household bacteria and other common viruses. UV-C is a suggested method of sanitizing from the CDC, especially for Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs). Learn more about COVID-19 and prevention of its spread from the CDC and WHO – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/decontamination-reuse-respirators.html

The UV-5DB UV sanitizers features a powerful germicidal, short-wave UV (254nm) tube.

Baby Toy Sanitization

Safe

Unique Child Safety Switch

Child-Safety Switch

The DeGERM-inator™ (UV5DB) portable ultraviolet sanitizer uses the short-wave UV (germicidal) method of deactivating and killing microbes, which has been recommended for over 50 years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. For added safety, the DeGERM-inator lamp features a unique child-safety switch to prevent accidental UV exposure.

Easy

To kill most microorganisms, simply turn on the DeGERM-inator, and shine the short-wave UV-C (254 nm) light on any nonporous surface for 6 to 8 seconds at a distance of one-half inch (1.3 cm) or less from the surface. Some germs may take longer. Repeat this over every area of the surface exposed to sunlight.*

Durable

Made of a rugged engineering polymer that is shock-proof and impact-resistant.

Portable

Pocket-sized. Lamps are 8 7/8 inches (22.3 cm) long, and weigh only 10 1/4 oz (290 g). They can be conveniently carried in a purse, briefcase, or auto glove compartment! Works on four AA alkaline batteries or AC power. Comes complete with a nylon travel pouch, carrying strap, and AC adapter.

Degerminator keyboard sanitization
Door knob sanitization

Why should I use the DeGERM-inator?

According to medical experts, certain bacteria may build up a resistance due to overuse of antibacterial chemicals, soaps, detergents, lotions, and creams. This increases the danger of developing super-bacteria that are resistant to conventional antibiotics. You can avoid this health risk by using a DeGERM-inator.

Are there any risks in using the DeGERM-inator?

Unlike personal hygiene products, the DeGERM-inator is used only on the objects you touch — not your body. Since UV-C light is emitted from this product, you must avoid eye and skin exposure to unshielded products, or you risk skin damage and eye injury. PLEASE do not use on your skin, and do not direct the light in your eyes, even if shielded or closed. This is not a toy. Every DeGERM-inator comes with a child safety switch.

How effective is the DeGERM-inator?

Antibacterial agents found in personal hygiene products may not kill all the bacteria. Many bacteria merely mutate into tougher, drug-resistant strains. On the other hand, ultraviolet germicidal light, such as the light emitted by a DeGERM-inator, has been shown to damage the DNA in bacteria and viruses, killing over 90% of them outright!

THE FIRST PORTABLE UV SANITIZER WITH A CHILD SAFETY SWITCH!

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

PRODUCT NUMBER

UV-5DB

LIGHT SOURCE

5-watt, germicidal UV-C (254 nm) short wave tube – BLE-5T254

 

SIZE

8.875 inches (22.5 cm)

 

WEIGHT

10.25 oz (290 g)

 

POWER SUPPLY

Four AA alkaline batteries (included)

 

 

UV-5DB (Battery only version) – available now
Degerminator UV-5D

The information presented here is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace medical advice. None of the sources cited assume liability for any use or misuse of the product, or of the information cited here. Every effort has been made to present accurate information about the DeGerm-inator and its proper use. The DeGerm-inator is not a toy, and should be used in a responsible manner. Instructions for use must be followed precisely, or injury may occur.

For optimal use, operate at 77°F (25°C) at a maximum distance of 0.5 inches (1.3cm) with fresh batteries (less than 3 hours of use).

* Tests conducted and verified under Anastasia Gregoriades, Ph.D., at Queens College (New York) established the kill ratio by the DeGERM-inator™ on the organisms cited.

  • The lethal exposure time of the organism is determined by the wavelength of radiation, density of radiant flux (µW/cm²), and time.
  • The time required to kill or inactivate greater than 90% is proportionate to the ratio of the required killing energy and the irradiance of the light source, i.e., Time = Energy Required (µW.sec/cm²)/ Irradiance (µW/cm²).
  • The ultraviolet output can vary considerably with temperature, distance, and battery charge.
  • Safe exposure limits for ultraviolet germicidal radiation have been set by the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists.
Exposure Per Day Irradiance at constant level in µW/cm²
(distance of 0.5 inches)
8 hours 0.2
4 hours 0.4
1 hour 1.6
10 minutes 10
1 minute 100
6 seconds 1,000
Sources:

Abshire, R.L., Dunton, H., “Resistance of Selected Strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to Low-Intensity Ultraviolet Radiation,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, June 1981, p. 1419-1423.

Pennsylvania State University Graduate School of Architectural Engineering and Biology Departments, “Germicidal and Short Wave Radiation.” Phillips, “Germicidal Lamps and Applications,” Phillips Light Application Directory, 1985.

Qualls, R.G., Johnson, J.D., “Bioassay and Dose Measurement in UV Disinfection,” Applied Environmental Microbiology, March 1983, 45(3):872-7.

Sylvania, “Ultraviolet Germicidal Radiation,” Sylvania Engineering Bulletin, 0.342. Various resource materials published on the Worldwide Web.

Approximate time (in seconds) required at specified irradiance in microwatts per square centimeter (µW/cm2)

Energy Required

ORGANISM

1,500 µW/cm2 in seconds
(new batteries) (distance of 0.5 inches)

1,000 µW/cm2 in seconds
(3 hours of continuous use)(distance of 0.5 inches)

µW.sec cm2

BACTERIA

S. enteritidis

3

4

4,000

B. megatherium sp. (veg)

1

1

1,300

B. megatherium sp. (spores)

2

3

2,730

B. paratyphosus

2

3

3,200

B. subtilis

5

7

7,100

Corynebacterium diphtheriae

2

3

3,370

Eberthella typhosa

1

2

2,140

Escherichia coli (E. coli)

2

3

3,000

Micrococcus candidus

4

6

6,050

Neisseria catarrhalis

4

4

4,400

Phytomonas tumefaciens

3

4

4,000

Proteus vulgaris

2

3

2,640

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

4

6

5,500

Pseudomonas fluorescens

2

4

3,500

S. typhimurium

5

8

8,000

Seratia marcescens

2

2

2,450

Dysentery bacilli

2

2

2,200

Shigella paradysenteriae

1

2

1,680

Spirillum rubrum

3

4

4,400

Staphylococcus albus

1

2

1,840

Staphylococcus aureus

2

3

2,600

Streptococcus hemolyticus

1

2

2,160

Streptococcus lactis

4

6

6,150

Streptococcus viridans

1

2

2,000

Salmonella paratyphi-enteric fever

2

3

3,200

Nitric comma (cholera)

2

3

3,375

Leptospira canicola (infectious jaundice)

2

3

3,150

VIRUSES

lntectious hepatitis

4

6

5,800

Poliovirus poliomyelitis

2

3

3,150

Influenza

2

3

3,400

 

*The DeGERM-inator has not been tested yet on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It has been laboratory tested against common household bacteria and other common viruses. UV-C is a suggested method of sanitizing from the CDC, especially for Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs). Learn more about COVID-19 and prevention of its spread from the CDC and WHO – www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/decontamination-reuse-respirators.html