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April Is National Foot Health Awareness Month- Tips on Caring for Your Feet

You know your friends — your feet. They get you everywhere you need to go, whether it’s down a flight of stairs to the laundry room, over to the copying machine at work, across the mall for holiday shopping, or around the park for leisure. They’re arguably the most underrated part of the body. We are always bombarded with talk about “heart health” and “skin health,” but let’s not forget about foot health. It may be the end of the month, but it’s not too late to review a few key points for National Foot Health Awareness Month.

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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month.
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UV Light Disinfects Hospitals, Cleans Water and Sanitizes Shoes

The sun’s UV light sometimes gets a bad rap due to concerns about “radiation.” In the summer months, we slather on sunblock to avoid these powerful UV rays. Yet, man has come up with a number of safe ways to harness ultraviolet light for practical purposes. In this article, we’ll discuss three emerging uses for UV technology that you may not know about.

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What Are Amazon Reviewers Saying about The SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer?

Amazon is a popular go-to source for just about every product one may be thinking about buying. Sometimes you can find great markdowns on the site as well. While we sell the SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer for the exact same price directly through our website, you may be curious about what consumer reviewers have to say about the pathogen-killing device. In today’s post, we’ve summarized common threads from the 170 reviewers who weighed in.

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Amazon is one of the largest online shopping marketplaces, and is also home to many reviews.
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Battling Onychomycosis: A 3-Step Process for Toenail Fungus Removal

There are many products on the market that promise to help you eliminate toenail fungus. Unfortunately, many of these items are not effective in their treatment. Yet, there is a smaller subset of elite products that are recommended by podiatrists for toenail fungus removal. We’re proud to say that we’ve put in the time and effort to conduct extensive testing on our ultraviolet shoe sanitizer in order to earn the American Podiatric Medical Association’s seal of approval. South Florida Podiatrist Dr. Eric Weinstein of Broward Foot Care is one of our product advocates who proposes a three-step process to cure toenail fungus fast.

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UV Light Combats Stinky Shoes: SteriShoe Gets Rave Reviews From CTV

Remember the good old days when shoe stores were full-service? They did x-rays. They measured your feet. They took a look at your arch and your foot type to determine the most comfortable shoe. And every shoe store had UV sanitizers on hand, rather than those pathetic pantyhose “footies” that do precious little to prevent the transfer of bacteria and fungus from person to person. Nowadays so much has changed. Yet, SteriShoe is committed to protecting your feet from bacteria, fungus and stinky shoes. Recently, our UV shoe sanitizer was featured on British Columbia’s CTV! Check it out…

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Uses For Germicidal UV Light: Eliminate Nail Fungus & More!

Germicidal UV light has been in the news headlines a lot recently. A Denver Hospital reported the use of Xenex, a germicidal UV lamp robot that can kill a room full of harmful organisms in five to 10 minutes. Heating, ventilation and cooling contractors report that UV-C lights can provide more than 25% energy savings, boost airflow and extend the life of HVAC equipment. Researchers are using UV-C light to change lard, tallow, olive oil and waste canola oil into olefins used to make plastic. It’s amazing what this type of natural light can do! Find out how we’re using it to eliminate nail fungus…

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Ball Don’t Lie, But Neither Does Fungus: Survey Shows NBA Players Hit Hard By Toenail Fungus

A survey of athletic trainers for 17 National Basketball Association teams found that nearly one-third of players suffer from toenail fungus / onychomycosis. Unfortunately, this is not the sort of marketing NBA teams may want, but the survey sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation reflects just how widespread the problem is. An estimated 10 million Americans are infected with nail fungus, which is a  notoriously difficult ailment to treat.

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Does UV Light Kill Bacteria?

SteriShoe is a UV shoe sanitizer that uses a germicidal UV lamp to kill up to 99.9% of the harmful microbes lurking within footwear in just 45 minutes. You may be thinking, “Yeah, that sounds like cool technology that The Jetsons would have in their home…. but does it really work?” That’s a legitimate question because we know there are so many products out there that make these fantastical claims, but have no science to back it up. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information out there about UVC light and we have put in the extra time and effort to create a product that has succeeded in both clinical and real-world trials.

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