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Germ Guardian GG1000 Air Sanitizer Review

Overall Rating:
4.2 out of 5 stars
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Germ Guardian GG1000

The Germ Guardian GG1000 UV-C is one of the only portable air sanitizers on the market that has been approved by the Harvard School of Public Health. This model actually sanitizes the air in the same way as hospitals, but the technology has been installed into a compact unit that’s perfect for small rooms such as a bedroom or bathroom were harmful bacteria can hide.

Review Details

The GG1000 uses UV-C technology to not only kill airborne germs that cause pneumonia, staph, flu, tuberculosis and meningitis; it will target them as well. It works by pulling the bacteria into the unit and kills it off by bombarding it with ultraviolet-C light. This technology negates the need to use harmful chemicals and will effectively clean the air of this potentially dangerous bacterium.

Whisper quiet operation makes this model perfect for overnight use in a child or adult’s bedroom, as it's truly sanitizes the air quietly. The UV-C bulb that comes with this unit does not emit any ozone, making it an incredibly safe way to keep the air in your home clean.

What We Liked

  • Compact and Portable
    Weighing a mere 1lb and capable of being plugged into any 120v power outlet, this unit can easily be moved to any room where it’s needed most.
  • Hospital Standard Clean Air
    Approved by the Harvard School of Public Health, the GG1000 uses the same technology to clean the air as hospitals.
  • Whisper Quiet Operation
    This air sanitizer will work tirelessly to keep the air free of bacteria and can barely be heard, making it perfect for the bedroom.
  • Totally Safe
    Using advanced UV-C technology, the Germ Guardian GG1000 will safely target and remove potentially harmful bacteria from the air without producing ozone.

What We Didn't Like

  • Stability
    Some consumers have complained this unit is unstable when it’s plugged in. However, it can be rotated in order to eliminate this problem.
  • Noise
    Germ Guardian claim whisper quiet operation with this air sanitizer however, it will still emit a low hum which proves it’s doing the job it has been designed for.


The GG100 UV-C sanitizer is in no way meant to be a purifier. It will not reduce the amount of dander or pollen in the air. As the name suggests it will work tirelessly to effectively seek out and kill harmful bacteria that can cause a variety of illnesses. Considering the technology used and the fact it has been approved by the Harvard School of Public Health, the price tag of between $40 and $60 is well worth the investment.

Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)
Germ Guardian GG1000
Dimensions (L x W x H):
3.5 x 3.5 x 11.25 inches
1 lbs
Power Supply:
120 Volts
Suitable for treating:
Asthma, Mold, Odor, Bacteria, Viruses
100 square feet
Adjustable Fan Speed:
Ozone Emission:
Digital Controls:
Filter Change Alert:
Energy Star Certified:
AHAM Certified:
1 year

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