Kills over 99% of germs & bacteria on surfaces. Germicidal UV-C light technology. Eliminates & prevents the spread of bacteria & germs. E. coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, pseudomonas & other harmful micro-organisms. UV light destroys the micro-organisms' DNA which prevents germs & bacteria from spreading. This technology is recognized and is used in hospitals, clinics and laboratories. Great for sanitizing in public areas: at the gym, supermarket, stores, the office, rest rooms, hotel rooms, sporting events. The CVS/pharmacy Sanitizing Wand utilizes ultraviolet light to destroy the DNA structure and kill germs and bacteria. Based on independent testing, the Sanitizing Wand can kill over 99% of common illness-causing yeasts, molds, viruses and bacteria that can incubate on any surface. 4 - AA alkaline batteries required (not included). Sanitizes and helps eliminate mold on: phones, doorknobs, bedding, bathrooms, toothbrushes, razors, shoes, grocery carts, toys, athletic equipment, remote, pet bedding, and more. Easy & effective! Kills germs & prevents them from spreading. Use at home, work or on the go How It Works Germicidal UV-C light penetrates micro-organism's cell membranes and destroys the DNA, preventing the growth of germs on surfaces and causing virtually immediate elimination of these unwanted organisms.