Give Flu Season the Cold Shoulder

Few scientific discoveries have had as much impact on public health and longevity as have vaccines against common illnesses. The now-ubiquitous flu shot, while not able to prevent 100% of respiratory ailments, is a unique gift for us all in that it prevents or reduces the severity of the flu for much of the population.

And yet, we still have not been able to cure the common cold. Layer on to that the host of stomach and intestinal viruses currently going around, and all the flu shots in the world can’t guarantee a season free of illness. The best defense is to wash your hands often and try to eliminate germs on frequently touched surfaces and in the air you breathe. 78660_1000x1000

This 10″-long Traveler’s Germ-Eliminating Wand stores unobtrusively in a purse or carryon, and in 30-60 seconds kills up to 99.9% of germs using safe UV-C light—the same technology trusted to sanitize hospital surfaces. Capable of killing even MRSA, H1N1, E-coli, mold, and dust mites, the light penetrates viral and bacterial membranes, rendering the microorganisms incapable of reproduction and survival. Its compact size makes this a unique gift idea for your favorite frequent flier. 81655_1000x1000

This Germ and Mold Destroying Air Purifier eliminates up to 99.9% of airborne bacteria, mold, viruses, pet dander, allergens and pollen without making a sound. The filter-free device uses natural convection to draw airborne impurities into its patented ceramic heating chamber that instantly destroys microorganisms with 400-degree heat. The sanitized air is cooled and recirculated into the room, providing a healthier breathing environment. This purifier is ideal for spaces up to 400 sq. ft. 83896_1000x1000

Perfect for kitchens and larger rooms up to 1000 sq. ft., the Air and Surface Sanitizer uses technology developed by NASA for purification aboard space shuttles: ultraviolet light inside the device combines with a nickel catalyst to emit safe molecules that destroy up to 99% of mold and bacteria on surfaces. A fan draws in airborne impurities and the UVC bulb instantly kills the nasties.

As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, but if by chance, you do get sick, drink plenty of fluids, take vitamin C and rest for a few days. No one wants a cold or the flu, but a sick day can be a unique gift of time to catch some shut-eye, binge-watch TV and escape from your ordinary routine.

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