Frequently Asked Questions
Is UV-Aid safe? Yes, a full day UV-Aid treatments (20 seconds) is equivalent to less than 1 second in the sun. UV-Aid uses UVA light proven to be safe by multiple sources including University of Texas MD Anderson Center, International Commission of Standards, and NASA.
Does UV-Aid use the same type of UV light used to sterilize toothbrushes and other instruments? No. The type of light used to sterilize objects like toothbrushes is UVB and UVC light. UV-Aid only uses UVA light which has been proven to be safe and effective on the nose and skin.
Does UV-Aid help prevent diseases? Yes, UV-Aid helps direct the white blood cells to parts of the body susceptible to germs that cause sickness,
Is UV-Aid more effective than washing your hands? Hand washing will always be an important defense against disease. UV-Aid kills germs in areas of your body that are hard to reach such as your nasal cavities where diseases fester and start.
Is there proof UV-Aid works? Many scientific papers have been written on photo-oxidation, the production of hydrogen peroxide from the skin's exposure to UV light. Recently, many researchers have confirmed the role hydrogen peroxide plays in marshaling the innate immune response. In addition, the germ killing abilities of hydrogen peroxide are well known. UV Technologies sponsored laboratory studies have shown a dramatic decrease in bacterial colony counts when human skin is exposed to UV-Aid light.
Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? Kevin McGuire, founder and President of UV Technologies has over twenty patents related to UV, daylight, and other light sources. He developed UV-Aid after suffering from multiple colds every year in Western New York after unsuccessfully trying all the traditional treatments like, Vitamin C, Saline Sprays, and over the counter cold products.
Will I get sunburn from UV-Aid?No. UV-aid uses UVA rays. UVA rays do not burn the skin, only shorter UVB rays burn the skin. UVA rays are safe.
Is it safe for children?Yes, if you follow the suggested exposure limits. UV-Aid exposes your child to much less UV than if you took a stroll with them outside. There is also growing evidence showing increased incidences of ear infections in children with less sunlight exposure.
When should I use UV-Aid? Use UV-Aid before you go out in the morning, before you go to bed, and other times throughout the day when you feel youve come in contact with someone who is sick or if you feel any tickle in your nose or soreness in your throat. Do Not Use More Than 4 Times a Day. Also wash or disinfect your hands as UV-Aid cannot help stop infections caused by germs transmitted from the hands to eyes.
How does UV-Aid help prevent ear infections? The inner ear has one of the highest concentrations of melanin in the body. Melanin produces hydrogen peroxide. We recommend using UV-Aid on ears as a matter of practice to help prevent ear infections.
Is it safe to shine it in my eyes? No. We do not recommend you shine any form light in your eyes, but in the event you accidentally shine the light in your eyes, the amount of UV your eyes are exposed to outdoors is many times the UV emitted by UV-Aid.
Do you guarantee it will work? Good hygiene, rest, and good eating habits supplemented with the use of UV-Aid is the best way to remain healthy. Good health is achieved with a proper balance of all the elements.
When should I use UV-Aid? Use UV-Aid before you go out in the morning, before you go to bed, and other times in the day when you've come in contact with large crowds or with someone who is sick, or you feel a tickle in your nose or throat. Do not use more than four times a day and use as directed.
How do I know if my UV-Aid is working at optimal strength? You should change your batteries every 4-5 months with regular use. Shining UV-Aid light on the cut out it was packaged in is a good safe measure of light strength.
How long is my UV-Aid guaranteed for? We guarantee UV-aid for one year except for batteries.
What is the best way to administer UV-Aid? We recommend using a mirror in your bathroom, in your purse, or car to confirm accurate aim of the UV light, otherwise with practice you get better without a visual aid.
Are there any side effects? Occasionally you may get a tin-like taste in your mouth or discharge from the nose or you may sneeze when irradiating the nose. These minor side effects are reminders UV-Aid is working.
Can I get reimbursed by my health insurance company for the cost? No, not at this time
In addition to helping prevent colds and flu, can UV-Aid help prevent bad breath? Yes, the hydrogen peroxide created with UV-Aid address areas in your nasal passages that liquid mouth washes cannot get to.