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10 great germ-killing products

Keep your home and family healthy and clean with these finds

By Laura Grande
10 great germ-killing products

10 great germ-killing products

Shark Steam Mop

For a fast and effective cleanup, the chemical-free and easy-to-use Shark Steam Mop can be used on hardwood floor, linoleum, tile and marble. With its powerful steam it can sanitize and leave your floor dry in seconds.

Where to buy?
Shark Steam Mop, $80, canadiantire.ca

10 great germ-killing products

VIOlight UV ZapiPOP Kids Toothbrush Sanitizer

This popular toothbrush sanitizer has a UV light that kills 99% of germs, including strep and e.coli. Your kids will also have fun choosing from a variety of colours and animal characters.

Where to buy?
VIOlight UV ZapiPOP Kids Toothbrush Sanitizer, $35, violight.com

10 great germ-killing products

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CleanWave UV-C Sanitizing Furniture and Bed Vac

This is ideal for those difficult-to-sanitize places in your household including bedding, curtains, furniture and pet areas. This vacuum eliminates the majority of germs and bacteria with its powerful suction.

Where to buy?
CleanWave UV-C Sanitizing Furniture and Bed Vac, $130, bedbathandbeyond.com

10 great germ-killing products

Benefect Botanical Disinfectants and Cleaners

The perfect disinfectant and cleaning products for those concerned about toxic chemicals and their effects on children and pets. Benefect contains thyme oil and other germ-killing essential oils. Products include hand sanitizers, degreasers and a multi-purpose cleaner.

Where to buy?
Benefect Botanical Disinfectants and Cleaners, prices vary, benefect.com

10 great germ-killing products

Germ Guardian UVC Tower Air Purifier

Worried about all those icky airborne particles? The Germ Guardian UVC Tower is an air purifier that removes odour and smoke particles with its carbon filter. The UV-C light sanitizes and destroys germs that can cause colds and flu in your family.

Where to buy?
Germ Guardian UVC Tower Air Purifier. $150, amazon.com

10 great germ-killing products

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Smart Silky Kids Foaming Hand Sanitizers

Alcohol-free and hypoallergenic, this sanitizer fights against most common illness-causing germs, leaving your little ones hands smooth and clean.

Where to buy?
Smart Silky Kids Foaming Hand Sanitizers, $5, carrmclean.ca

10 great germ-killing products

Kandoo Instant Foaming Hand Soap

Its easy-to-use pump is perfect for little hands. This gentle foam soap comes in two different scents and its brightly coloured foam lets kids know when their hands are properly lathered.

Where to buy?
Kandoo Instant Foaming Hand Soap, $5-10, pampers.ca

10 great germ-killing products

Cucina Antibacterial Waterless Hand Soap

This germ-fighting gel will clean your hands in seconds, no rinsing required. Its small size make it ideal to take along in your purse and its non-sticky formula ensures your hands will feel fresh after each use.

Where to buy?
Cucina Antibacterial Waterless Hand Soap, $5, fruits-passion.ca

10 great germ-killing products

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CleanWell Hand Sanitizer

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly germ killer try CleanWell, a foaming thyme oil hand sanitizer that is both effective and free of strong chemicals.

Where to buy?
CleanWell Hand Sanitizer, 5, loblaws.ca

10 great germ-killing products

Sani-Hands for Kids Wipes

Perfect for days when you’re on the go, the Sani-Hands Wipes kill 99% of germs and can be used on both hands and faces. This fast-drying product contains aloe and vitamin E and comes in a kid-friendly container.

Where to buy?
Sani-Hands for Kids Wipes, $4, walmart.ca

10 great germ-killing products
This article was originally published on Feb 10, 2012

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