Everyone involved in sports, including spectators, athletes, officiants, trainers, and medical personnel all need to make sure that they are healthy and practice good hygiene habits for the health and benefits of everyone involved. This can be very difficult, leading schools and fitness facilities to wonder how to sanitize a fitness facility. Using our is the best way to make sure that your locker rooms, gym, and changing rooms are all free of viruses, bacteria, germs, and bad odors. Static and airborne contaminants don’t just make these rooms smell bad, they can also make them very dangerous to be in, as it is easy to pick up an infection in these locations. Many athletes get ill during their sports careers, and while they wonder how to decontaminate your workout clothes, the main problem is bacteria that is present in the locker room and on workout equipment, which can make most anyone ill. Using Hydroxyl Generators is the best way to make these shared spaces smell the best that they can and ensure that they are clean and safe for people to be in.
Most people who go to the gym do so to be healthier and to better themselves, and don’t think about all of the germs that are present on free weights, yoga mats, or the handrails on the treadmills. While working out is good for you, exposure to all of the germs in the gym is not ideal.Reducing your exposure to germs is the best way to make sure that you stay healthy. Check with your gym about how often they clean equipment and make sure that you change out of your sweaty workout clothes as quickly as possible bacteria and germs will breed in the hot and moist fabric. While showering is preferable, washing your hands will keep you from spreading germs until you are able to shower.
Many people think that sweat smells, but it’s actually bacteria breeding and feeding on your sweat that releases this odor. Bacteria loves feeding on sweat that your body excretes, which allows them to break down carbohydrates, fatty acids , and proteins that are present in your sweat, causing a body odor as they metabolize what they eat. While you sweat to stay cool when working out, you are creating the perfect breeding ground on your body for bacteria. Knowing this, you can see how important it is to get clean right away after working out. The smell in your gym clothes after you exercise is caused by ammonia secreted by the body. Ammonia is excreted by the body due to nutritional imbalances, forcing the body to get fuel by feeding on protein instead of fats and carbohydrates. This causes the body to break down some amino acids, resulting in ammonia as one of the by-products. This is then excreted through the skin when there is too much present in the body. It is very difficult to get rid of this smell once it has become lodged in your clothing, and while washing with traditional detergents will mask the smell, the odor will not be completely removed.
In fact, it will often smell worse as time goes on and the ammonia builds up in your clothing. Using Odorox Hydroxyl Generators is the best way to remove odors and clean athletes’ gear and workout areas. These generators are the answer to the question “how to get rid of germs in your gym,” and not only remove odors, but also the bacteria, germs, and viruses that breed in these areas. Hydroxyls are being used in the hockey world to clean equipment and remove odors. Hockey players are notorious for creating odor due to their sweat, the heavy equipment they wear, and the ammonia that their bodies produce. Many NFL and NHL teams are using Hydroxyl generators to deodorize and disinfect all of their equipment and gear. This means that not only do their players smell much better, but they are at a lower risk for getting sick since these generators are able to kill many different germs and bacteria naturally. In fact, some athletes are buying smaller units that they can use in their own homes for the same wonderful benefits. Feel free to Email, Odorox Air or call anytime during business hours 888-246-7446 x 211 for any questions or concerns regarding Hydroxyl Processors and how to cleanest air for your space.
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Health And Safety
JEMS, Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Hydroxyl generators kill germs & snuff odors
An Odorox® .Slimline. model portable hydroxyl generator sanitizes this ambulance. Photo Thom Dick
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We've talked about cooties before, Life-Saver. Nothing is scarier than some of the stuff you can't even see.
Fortunately, our bodies came equipped with an incredible array of weapons to protect us from sick people's diseases.
I can't find any studies that say so, but I don't think EMS providers get sick as often as most other people. If that's true, I suspect it's because we're exposed to so much disease on a regular basis that we're somewhat immune to it. I've always been impressed by that (and have always been grateful for it.) But I still think we'd be a lot safer if somebody could devise a surefire way to sanitize an ambulance without taking it apart.
In the March 2005 installment of this column, I discussed numerous ways EMS providers could minimize their exposure to disease. I suggested everything from leaving their boots at work to routinely cleaning door handles, stretchers, ceiling hardware and radio mics with contact cleaner. I've also talked about such practices as hand-washing, ditching exam gloves before driving, removing the floor hardware to address substances that accumulate there and not eating in ambulances.
I do brag some about my agency's crews. I hope you understand I love 'em to death. If you ever come and ride with us, you'll see why in about a second. Not only are they fine caregivers, but they also have hearts the size of toasters. If we were to lose just one of them, all of EMS would be damaged. Their families expect us to keep them safe, and we try hard to do that.
One of our first responders is an EMT named Chris Forbes. Chris is a lieutenant with our fire department here in Brighton, Colo., and he's a part-time distributor of gizmos called hydroxyl generators. Hydroxyl ions are unstable, negatively charged molecules that oxidize single-celled organisms, and thereby, destroy them. Chris showed us a device the size of a briefcase that's designed to produce and circulate hydroxyls throughout a closed environment about the size of a small house (2,000 square feet). We bought it (for about $2,800). When we take an ambulance out of service for maintenance, and before we give it back to a crew, we plug the device into the unit's 110VAC shoreline circuit and run it in the patient compartment for 24 hours with all the doors and windows closed.
We're pretty small-time, and we serve a poor district, so we don't have a lot of money for science. We've found no reference to anybody using hydroxyl generators in ambulances. But the independent lab reports we've read say that in structures, this device destroys more than 99.9% of airborne, surface and contained anthrax, Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli, influenza A, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes, MRSA, Staph aureus, molds and their spores, and tuberculosis bacilli on stainless steel and cotton fabric surfaces during a single 12-hour exposure.(1Ð3)
We also know from experience that it eliminates biologic and non-biologic odorsÑincluding emesis, blood, smoke and ethanolÑand produces no odors of its own.
They're commonly installed in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems of public buildings, especially in humid areas, and they're routinely used to purify structures after flooding. Fire departments use them to sanitize turnout gear.
How do these things work? Ours contains a fan that draws .dirty. air through a multiple-wavelength ultraviolet chamber, then exhausts it as clean airÑalong with hydroxyl ionsÑback into the environment. Hydroxyls occur naturally in sunlight. Although they're deadly to one-celled organisms, they're harmless to people and animals. Likewise, tests prove they break down airborne aldehydes, ozone, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds.(4)
According to Chris, you can actually get these things in much smaller sizes, designed for permanent mounting in an ambulance, for about $500. That would spread the cost of one over the span of a lease, or the life of a vehicle. JEMS - Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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The following were observations regarding The Boss Generator;
1. We received the equipment on October 6 and provided you with a smoking room to remediate.
2. The processor (the MDU Unit) was left operational over night subsequent to cigarette smoke being added to the environment.
3. The following morning the room had been remediated providing it with a fresher smell.
4. Subsequently our cleaning staff provided you with an additional room on our smoking level that had been rented the prior evening. The room had been cleaned but it still had a residual smell of cigarette smoke. Our staff placed a unit (The Boss) in the space then providing the room with a fresher smell.
5. The equipment was returned on October 14th.
Thank you again for the opportunity to test your product on our smoking level.
Michael Regan General Manager
QEW & Centennial Pkwy
51Keefer Court Hamilton, ON
L8E 4V4 950-578-1212
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.