Sani Sport VE & Mumps Virus

The NHL was hit hard this season with the Mumps Virus.

The NHL is the perfect setting for a virus, such as Mumps. Mumps is spread through saliva or mucus. Many athletes share water bottles, amongst other items, which can encourage the Mumps virus to spread. The Mumps virus can also spread through coughing or sneezing.

An easy fix to stop the Mumps Virus from spreading would be encouraging players to use their own water bottles. However, sometimes the way in which viruses are spread are hard to narrow down. Not to mention, coughing and sneezing can’t be prevented.

The Sani Sport VE has been proved to significantly reduce viruses in locker rooms, specifically the Mumps virus. The lab results will be available on our website shortly. http://www.sani-sport.com/sanisport-injuryprevention.html

You can contact Sani Sport for more information!

Bacteria in Gyms

Good for you for waking up early and hitting the gym. This post is not meant to deter you from your morning workout; rather it is to shed light on the bacteria that you could be exposed to. HPV, Klebsiella, E. Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Candida, Streptococcal Bacteria and Influenza can all be jogging alongside you on the treadmill. While some of these aren’t life threatening, others are resistant to anti-biotics.

” Germs can survive anywhere from less than a minute to a period of months, depending on the surface and the type and number of bacteria, says Dr. Tierno. (Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at the New York University Langone Medical Center).

Open cuts are not the only port of entry for bacteria – blisters and friction / rubbing can also cause a breakdown in the skin and allow germs to enter. Even so, taking care of existing injuries and open wounds is paramount!

Want to know about the GERMIEST SPOTS?!?!
1. Gym Bag – Be mindful of where you put it down!
2. Water Bottle – Well, you can use plastic bottles and just recycle…
3. Crowded Classes – Stay at least 6 ft away from others!
4. TV remote – They are filled with MRSA and E. Coli. Don’t touch your face until your hands are clean!
5. Soap Dispenser – can you believe it? Use paper towel to pump the soap!
6. Water Fountains – The button and the spout are both an easy way to spread germs
7. Steam Room – Wear flip flops!
8. Fitness Balls – According to this article, you should wipe them down with an alcohol wipe before using!
9. Kid’s Play Area – The toys present the greatest risk
10. Spinning Bike – Disinfect those handle bars before you start to cycle.

Well, the sport cleaning machine used by the pros, the Sani Sport VE, can treat all of the abovementioned germy spots!

The prevalence of bacteria in gyms is indisputable. The measures that gyms are taking to ensure their clients are protected are up for debate. Hand sanitizers, which can kill up to 99.9% of germs, are incredibly helpful but they just treats hands… Gyms should spend time properly sanitizing and disinfecting their equipment. The Sani Sport VE does just that. If it protects 90% of the NHL in their locker rooms and training facilities, why not protect gym patrons?

Check out Sani Sport at www.sani-sport.com or give us a call 1-877-262-5801 to find out more!

Sources:
http://www.mensfitness.com/training/pro-tips/the-7-grossest-gym-germs
http://healthnews.uc.edu/publications/findings/?/7284/7306/
http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/where-germs-and-bacteria-lurk-your-gym#ixzz2SWvftzsO

BALTIMORE RAVENS TACKLE BACTERIA WITH SANI SPORT VE

Most of us spend the superbowl at a friends house drinking beer and eating chicken wings. We don’t often have the opportunity to attend huge sports events! We are proud to share with you that the SANI SPORT VE made an appearance in New Orleans this past week. We were thrilled that the Baltimore Ravens choose to protect their players by sanitizing their New Orlean’s locker room.

What’s new at Sani Sport

It has been a while since there has been a blog post. There has been a lot going on. Most importantly, Sani Sport is now both CE and UL approved. This means quality is paramount and we face rigourous standards to ensure we comply. We are very excited to be the only machine in the industry with both markings.

We also have a new addition to the Sani Sport product line. The Sani Sport Supreme is a system that does not require consummables. It promises the same bacteria-fighting, odor-reducing results with a lower cost per cycle. It is also the preferred machine for military and law enforcement personnel.

For more information, please call us at 1-877-262-5801

30,000 American Deaths Linked to C. Diff

This week, I read an article about the dangers of C. diff, a serious and potentially life threatening bacteria. A study conducted by USA today noted that each year 30,000 deaths in the US are linked to C. diff. This number is comparable to the 32,000 Americans who die in traffic accidents annually. Maybe after seeing a number like that people will start taking things more seriously. Sani Sport has been proven to reduce harmful bacteria, including C. diff, in protective gear and in enclosed spaces.

Used by professional sports teams, law enforcement and the Military – these guys are working hard at protecting themselves – we hope you are too!

British Actress Obsessed with Cleanliness After Contracting MRSA

Working at Sani Sport means keeping up to date on MRSA news and doing my part to spread awareness. Google alerts for MRSA and bacteria fill my inbox every morning around 10:00am.

Today I read an article online about a British actress who contracted MRSA after being treated in a hospital for a broken arm. I’ve never watched the show that she is on or heard of her before but she is trying to spread awareness and I commend her for that. Truth be told, awareness of MRSA is key to prevention. Tina Hobley, the infected actress, now brings a personal medical kit when she visits the hospital and ensures that the doctors and nurses are wearing gloves and masks. She even has her own steriliser! The irony of it all…. she plays a nurse on television!

Why Aren’t People Afraid of the MRSA Superbug

So let me first start off by apologizing for not writing a blog for the last few months. Things have been busy – good but busy – in our offices. I have wanted to write some sort of piece on MRSA for a while now but I don’t just want to tell you that Sani Sport is the answer. I want to delve into the topic wholeheartedly.

MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a drug resistant strain of bacteria that can cause serious bodily injury or death, if contracted. It is often spread through skin on skin contact and is more common in those with weakened immune systems. Regardless, you are not immune. MRSA also affects athletes, children in daycares and military and law enforcement personnel. The vests that the police force wore during the Quebec student protests this year are covered in many different bacteria. Gun holsters are contaminated beyond belief. Security guards in prisons have their sweat and bacteria mixed with that of the prisoners. Even hospitals are spreading this Superbug – a study came out this month noted that 1/3 of nurses’ bags were carrying MRSA. Professional athletes have even suffered from this antibiotic resistance staph infection.

What people don’t like to talk about are cases like 17-year-old Saalen Jones, a Philadelphia high school football player, who contracted the germ – and died. Or that of 18-year-old Alonzo Smith from Kissimmee who also had the same tragic result after becoming infected.

More people are going to the hospital with MRSA infections than with HIV or influenza combined. That being said, why aren’t people aware of how serious this is. Why do hockey players put their stench-filled, bacteria bursting shin pads over their cut up legs. Open wounds allow for much easier transfer of bacteria from sports equipment and other protective gear into the blood stream. The moral of the story is cover your cuts and sores before putting on your gear and do what you can to get rid of the bacteria.

Your probably wondering how the Sani Sport can help. Well – maybe not. If you are reading this blog, I assume you know what our machines do. You may be thinking that the Sani Sport is great for eliminating the smell in your football helmet or your hockey skates. But the fact of the matter is that the smell that permeates from your gear is caused by mass amounts of bacteria. Sani Sport significantly reduces bacteria allowing you to play without hesitation and fear.

Green Bay Packers headed to the Superbowl final

I’ve blogged about the Green Bay Packers before, but I simply have to now once again. The team has overcome incredible injuries and had their backs up against the wall on more than one occasion, and now they’re going to the Super Bowl. We take a certain pride in their great accomplishments. They were the first NFL team to use and benefit from the Sani Sport technology. Their head equipment manager, Red Batty, is an expert at doing everything humanly possible to protect and enhance the on field lives of his players. Sani Sport will do it’s part to take care of the equipment, here’s hoping that Aaron Rodgers does his part on February 6th.

NHL teams continue to tackle the cleanliness of their rooms

The Montreal Canadiens are the latest NHL team to use the new Sani Sport VE technology to combat viruses and bacteria in their locker rooms and workout areas. The team recently used it at Madison Square Garden just before they went on to defeat the Rangers. Changing sports for a second, we here at Sani Sport are so pleased to see two of our greatest NFL supporters vying for a spot in the Super Bowl. The Green Bay Packers and New York Jets will continue to defy the odds and get a chance to play for all the marbles. Hopefully they both win and face each other. We know their Sani Sport machines will be with them all the way.

Congratulations to the Montreal Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes, the CFL  team which was the first to get a Sani Sport, has won another Grey Cup. We’d like to say that our technology had something to do with the win, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders have one of our machines as well, so there goes that theory. On the topic of pro football, it’s also great to see so many of our NFL customers doing so well as they gear up for the playoffs. The Packers, Falcons, Jets and others are looking strong, so hopefully Sani Sport will be able to claim not only a Grey Cup connection, but a Super Bowl one as well.