Product Focus: Shining the Light on Glo Germ™

glowgermHow can one product be of use across a multiplicity of settings, such as industrial environments, labs, schools, fast food restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals, universities, tattoo shops, homes, etc.? Well, anyone interested in preventing the spread of germs, learning proper hand washing techniques, and learning effective surface cleaning techniques will find Glo Germ™ quite illuminating.

Glo Germ™ contains tiny, plastic “germs,” and when applied in a oil or gel form these “germs” are spread over the skin. Just like real germs, the small particles hide out in nooks and crannies of the skin. After hands are washed, a UV light is used to expose the remaining “germs.” Sometimes quite shocking to participants, Glo Germ™ highlights weaknesses in the user’s hand washing techniques and gives them a visual representation of an unrelenting enemy all around us.

The kits have also been used to show the tenacity of germs in other ways too. Glo Germ™ recommends an exercise where a facilitator applies Glo Germ™, and then proceeds to shake hands with others. The UV light is used after to showcase how germs are spread through common daily contact.  The company also highlights that Glo Germ™ can be used to demonstrate surface cleaning, where Glo Germ™ Powder is spread on a surface, cleaned, and then tested with the UV light, to see how many of the “germs” were eliminated or left behind in the process.

One can see the usefulness of Glo Germ™ in institutional and industrial settings, where proper hygiene is absolutely necessary. The kits are a potent training tool that bring the life of germs to light. Handwashing is the first line of defense against germs. Kids, adults, employees, and employers can all have fun learning an important lesson that can keep us all safer in any setting thanks to Glo Germ™.

To check out a popular kit offered by Nelson-Jameson, click here.

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About Mathew J. Bartkowiak, Ph.D.

Laboratory Products Department Manager, Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
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