UV Sanitizers Put To The Test

UV sanitizers claim they can disinfect small household items within seconds, but do they really work? KPNX's William Pitts reports.

(KPNX/NBC News) — A recent University of Arizona study found our phones can carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats.

At the same time, a lot of us are seeing ads for UV sanitizers that claim they can disinfect household items within minutes.

One put to the test by NBC affiliate KPNX claims to kill 99% of bacteria.

It uses UV lamps to damage DNA in bacteria and viruses, and claims to disinfect anything you can fit inside it – phones, keys or even your face mask.

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