Research has found that UVC light inactivates waterborne pathogens within seconds
Commerce Township, MI (Vocus) October 29, 2009
HoMedics, the leader in health and wellness products, invites consumers to taste the clean with Restore®, a complete water purification system in an easy-to-use pitcher. Restore provides cleaner, great tasting tap water by innovatively combining germ-killing Ultraviolet (UV) Clean Technology to remove bacteria, viruses and microbial cysts with a filtration system to reduce heavy metals, chlorine (taste and odor), and some industrial and agricultural pollutants. As the newest addition to HoMedics’ family of products, Restore is not only cost-effective, but it also is an easy, ready-to-use solution for tapping into cleaner water right at home.
Restore’s UV Clean Technology utilizes UV light in the C spectrum, UVC, to deactivate the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens and micro-organisms, destroying their ability to multiply. For more than 60 years, UV light has been used effectively for disinfection and purification in water treatment plants. UV light technology also is used widely in hospitals, laboratories, food and drug facilities, and in a number of consumer products.
“Research has found that UVC light inactivates waterborne pathogens within seconds,” said Dr. Philip Tierno, author of The Secret Life of Germs - What They Are, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Protect Ourselves Against Them. “HoMedics is the first to bring this technology to an easy-to-use home water purification pitcher. Users can watch the purification process in action as the UV bulb illuminates for 60 seconds, activating the short germ-killing cycle. Restore brings cleaner water to homes, plus supports ongoing environmental efforts by eliminating the use of plastic bottles.”
Restore is California certified for microbiological water purification, a first for a water pitcher utilizing UV technology. Additionally, Restore is Gold Seal Certified to National Sanitation Foundation standards by the Water Quality Association (WQA). To maximize health and well-being, the product is also free of BPA, a common agent used to make plastics and suspected of causing negative health effects.
The Restore water purification system includes an eight cup capacity pitcher with a built-in UV lamp, one replaceable filter, one power adaptor and a three-year limited warranty. Restore is available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and http://www.homedics.com and has a suggested retail price of $99.99 for the pitcher and $7.99 per replaceable filter.
To learn more about UV technology and the benefits of Restore, read “Shining a Light on Clean Water.” Get a taste of Restore’s benefits by following on the Web on Facebook or Twitter at @TasteTheClean.
Founded in 1987 by Ron Ferber and Alon Kaufman, HoMedics began as a manufacturer of at-home massagers. Today, the family-owned business manufactures and markets more than 250 personal healthcare and wellness products, which are available to consumers at 50,000 retail outlets in over 60 countries.
Based in Commerce Township, Michigan, HoMedics is an industry leader across all divisional categories, including massage, spa, weight management, sensory, sleep and Thera-P™ (therapeutic and diagnostic products).
For more information about HoMedics, call 1-800-HOMEDICS or log on to http://www.homedics.com.