Here at Violet Defense, we are passionate about protecting our world from germs. As part of this journey, our blog helps us all to become more “germ aware” about the risks that germs pose to our health and wellness in everyday places, but more importantly how UV light has the power to help us fight this war against harmful bacteria and viruses.



Germs Kill, My Mother Is Proof - Heartbreak Leads to Hope for Millions of People

By Mark Nathan, Founder & CEO, Violet Defense LLC

It is very hard for me to share my story, but 4 days after talking with my Mother to celebrate my birthday, she went from being a healthy person to another victim of the deadly H1N1 virus.

How can this happen in today’s world? How can invisible germs still claim lives so quickly? And, most importantly, how can we keep the people we love safe, yet do it without using a poisonous cocktail of chemicals that can also have negative effects on health?

Ironically, I had already begun a journey to try and control harmful germs. Why? Because I regularly traveled on business, I often found myself sick with colds, flus, strep throat and more every few weeks. I thought that I must have a weak immune system, but concluded that if I could come up with a way to automatically limit my exposure to harmful germs in airplanes, hotels, restaurants, subways, and other public spaces, it would be easier to stay healthy.

You might be thinking, “Oh, another germaphobe, germs aren’t that big of a deal.” Well, the facts tell a very different story, as these invisible germs kill over 9 million people a year globally. That makes germs the second leading cause of death behind heart disease, and greater than cancer.

But, you may say, we have antibiotics, don’t we?!? Yes, but to be clear, antibiotics don’t work on viruses, like the one that took my Mother’s life.  Even more disturbing is the fact that most antibiotics have lost their ability to work against many bacterial infections as well; this is something most people don’t know. Why?!? Because, over time, these harmful germs have developed a resistance to them, as well as to many cleaning chemicals, and these same pathogens continue to mutate and get stronger every day.

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After I lost my Mom, my quest to find a solution to this real-world problem became an obsession. In 2012, after 10 years of research, I made a discovery that I believe can bring hope to millions of people. This solution, with its roots in quantum physics, has been proven to be effective for Eons ... sunlight kills germs. In fact, as long as the sun has been shining down upon us, its light has been killing germs. The same invisible microbes that cause so much harm have demonstrated no defense from the energy in sunlight.

So, how do we bring the power of sunlight indoors? Historically, this has been very difficult, until our discovery. But we found a key way to make this possible, enabling it to be small, automatic, and easy to incorporate into everyday spaces.  Please help us to welcome S.A.G.E., which stands for Surface & Air Germ Elimination; a device that can now automatically eliminate dangerous germs without using harmful chemicals. Today, our S.A.G.E. products are working around the clock to automatically kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and molds, as well as parasites with units that are easily deployed in homes, hotels, healthcare facilities, offices, schools, assisted living, kitchens, large food production facilities, government and law enforcement facilities, and many more locations coming soon.

Hope for millions is now possible. It is too late for me to help keep my Mom safe from harmful germs, but now that we have founded Violet Defense and released the S.A.G.E. line of products, we can help keep millions of people healthy and safe around the World. I can only hope that my Mother would be proud of me.

Mark Nathan