Simply place your cell phone or small item in your PurePod and close the lid. During an 8-minute cycle, a powerful UV-C light kills 99.99%†of household germs*. When the external blue indicator turns off, your cell phone is completely clean.
This UV-C light effectively destroys nucleic acids and breaks apart DNA and RNA. With their DNA and RNA broken, bacteria and virus can’t function or reproduce, and the organisms die.
In nature, the UV-C light that causes this germicidal effect is harmful to our eyes but is blocked by Earth’s atmosphere. In the PurePod’s controlled environment, UV-C light effectively and safely sanitizes your cell phone, as well as anything else that fits inside your PurePod like remotes, keys, tablets, and more.
UV light has three wavelength categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C light is a short-wavelength, ultraviolet light that breaks apart germ DNA, leaving it unable to function or reproduce. In other words, UV-C light is germicidal (UV-A and UV-B light are not). UV-C can even neutralize “superbugs” that have developed a resistance to antibiotics.
UV-C that causes this germicidal effect is rare on Earth as our atmosphere blocks it. This light is harmful to our eyes, hence why it must be done within PurePod's controlled environment. You will never see the UV light that is killing all those germs, but an external blue indicator on the device will let you know when your device is being sanitized. With powerful UV-C light inside, PurePod has a deadly effect on microorganisms such as pathogens, viruses, bacteria, and others.
Your phone's warm battery allows bacteria to thrive and reproduce. UV-C light penetrates the cell and disrupts the DNA, killing the pathogen. Our UV-C light is not hot, so while it effectively kills bacteria, it will not hurt your phone. Sanitizing with UV-C light has been a normal practice since the mid-20th century. In fact, the 1903 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Niels Finsen for using UV light to fight tuberculosis. Today, hospitals and laboratories use UV light to keep their facilities sterile, which means it's perfect for sanitizing mobile devices, which are especially good at harboring and growing bacteria. Is PurePod safe for my phone?
Yes, PurePod products are completely safe for your phone! PurePod doesn't use water or chemicals - it uses UV-C light. UV light kills germs but doesn't harm you or your device. This light is completely safe for anything you place inside - except germs.
*Testing was conducted in a laboratory setting on actual phones. Real world results may vary depending on size, shape, and material of phone or phone case. For further studies, read articles done by Time here and here.