December 14, 2008
Shine a Light on It
By Lylah M. Aphonse, Globe Staff
You tend not to think about germs when you're traveling -- at least, not until you take a closer look at that hotel bedspread, or your baby drops her pacifier in the taxi, or you have to use a gas station restroom. Germ Guardian's new travel-size Mini Sanitizer Wand promises to kill 99 percent of germs, viruses, bacteria, mold, and dust mites without chemicals; just shine the UV-C light over the questionable surface. Not quite pocket-size (10 1/2-by- 1 1/2-by-1 1/2 inches), the wand weighs about 13 ounces, runs on four AA batteries, and fits easily into a backpack or tote bag. It costs $59.99, and may be found on sale at Lowe's and www.lowes.com for about $30. [More]
Monday, December 15, 2008
We definitely see the light
Who hasn't wondered whether that carpet is really clean enough for your baby to crawl on? Also: Travel experts recommend you bring flip-flops for hotel showers for a reason. Here's a solution: A mini UV-C sanitizing light.