Germicidal ultraviolet light (UV-C) is a proven technology that’s been used in commercial and medical applications for decades. The EPA2 describes UV water treatment as follows:

  • “UV disinfection is an established technology supported by decades of fundamental and applied research and practice in North America and Europe.”
  • “UV light inactivates microorganisms by damaging their nucleic acid, thereby preventing them from replicating. A microorganism that cannot replicate cannot infect a host.

UV light absorbance graph

UV-C light is a broad-spectrum germicide, killing infectious bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds, and other pathogens during the bath. It is able to kill highly virulent as well as drug-resistant pathogens including Legionella, MRSA, C-diff, and VRE. (See the side-bar for a CDC-cited study on the effectiveness of UV light in controlling Legionella in a hospital’s water source.) Ultraviolet bath water treatment will not cure someone with an infection, nor is it 100% effective in preventing transmission and self-infection. What it does provide is a dramatic reduction in the levels of pathogens in bathwater, including pathogens left by inadequate surface disinfection or in impure tap water and the most significant source of bathwater pathogens – the resident being bathed. With that reduction in bathwater pathogens, you will see a documentable reduction in resident infection rates. The Remedy water purifier has been clinically proven to reduce UTIs by 50% and Respiratory Infections by 35%.


See the results from an independent lab test of the Remedy UV System at reducing levels of Pseudomonas A. and E. Coli below:

Lab test graph

Apollo has been the industry leader and champion of innovation in bathing systems, infection control and skincare for over 40 years, serving the needs of Long Term Care and Senior Care professionals while delighting their residents.

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