Health Department

In this age of concern over infectious diseases, security, and liability, Glo Germ™ is an effective tool to demonstrate handwashing, surface cleaning, hygiene, and containment techniques. It is a big mistake to assume that anyone understand the critical nature of these simple processes—you have to teach them! Not enough can be said about the importance of cleanliness, proper handwashing and infection control.

Since 1968, Glo Germ™ has provided a fun and safe product that casts a revealing glow when exposed to Glo Germ's™ U.V. light, turning the invisible into “germs you can see!”

The Glo Germ™ products demonstrate germ communication, cross-contamination, effectiveness of sanitary practices, and more! Illuminate the weaknesses in your techniques with Glo Germ™ and protect your self.

It’s Easy to Use!

The Glo Germ™ Kit contains a bottle of liquid or gel, a bottle of powder, and an ultra-violet lamp. The liquid or gel and the powder contain the plastic simulated germs, and the lamp illuminates them to test the effectiveness of your (and your workers’) practices.

For handwashing with the, Glo Germ™ Liquid, rub onto one’s hands like lotion. For surface cleaning, dust Glo Germ™ Powder onto surfaces and generally throughout the entire area. Then wash your hands or clean the area as normal. One’s hands and the surfaces appear clean. However, the ultra-violet light tells a different story. The discovery of the remaining germs will cast a new light on your cleaning effectiveness.

Glow Germ Loan Program

The Glow Germ kit is available for teachers, educators, students and anyone that would like to educate a group of people on correct hand washing techniques. The loan kit comes with the lights, Glow Germ powder or lotion, packet of educational handouts ready for copying, and wall displays. The process is easy, just contact us and make your request. You will be required to pick it up. For more information, please review the loan program page .

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