Thursday, July 15, 2010

Purely Products - a MamaBuzz Review

I received two interesting products from Purely Products to review with MamaBuzz.

Purely Products: Responsible products for responsible living.

Purely is focused on developing eco-friendly products for clean and healthy living for families, while also helping kids.

One is the Pocket Purifier ($29.95), a battery operated germ-killing gadget that uses light to sanitize items. It also has a flashlight on one end, making it dual purpose. "Handheld germ eliminating light uses UV (ultraviolet light) to sanitize surfaces (keyboards, cell phones, computer keyboards, kitchen countertops, sinks, public bathrooms & transportation, toys, pacifiers, bottoms/interior of purses & diaper bags, etc) UV nanotechnology kills 99.9% of germs that cause colds & flu, plus e-coli, salmonella, mold, fungus, and MRSA (staph) without chemicals."

The gadget is small and lightweight, and it broke almost before we could use it. Maybe it does kill germs and the size is right for carrying in a purse, diaper bag, or suitcase, but ours flat out fell apart and we could not get it to stay together. The top wouldn't stay on, the bulb kept falling out - I was not impressed. It felt cheap. (And I wondered, is there mercury, the second-most toxic element on earth, in the bulb? Yes, there IS, and how am I supposed to dispose of the bulb?) When we held it together and tried to turn it on, the light was quite dim. I'm not sure it did its germ-killing job. I took it on a trip with us to use in a hotel, but the fact that it would not stay together was a big problem for me. Mercury exposure is another problem for me. Mercury is a known neurotoxin, not safe at any level or amount. I wish it weren't in a light bulb.

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The Sun Mate ($19.95) is a handy little gadget for determining exposure to the sun, anytime, anywhere. It's easy to use - press the little button and read the meter. For parents concerned with sun exposure, this one fits in a purse or pocket and is simple and quick to use. This one stayed together and appeared to work correctly and is something I wish I'd had a long time ago. Go HERE for 25% off a Purely Products order.

A percentage of every Purely Products sale supports diaperLove, a non-profit providing diapers to children in need. For more info, go to

Go HERE to read other reviews about these products.

(Disclosure: This is a MamaBuzz Review. I received a Pocket Purifier and SunMate, free of charge, from Purely Products, for the purposes of this review. I am not compensated financially for this review and am not obligated to provide a favorable review.)

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