EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500

Hygiene Protocol

Infection prevention and control is an important part of a sports complex and institution. These sports complexes institutions have an obligation to maintain safe cleaning and disinfecting standards and accordingly, must ensure that recommended infection prevention and control procedures are carried out in their facilities. Management as well as custodians has an ethical duty to maintain a safe and healthy facility environment for both players, staff and their patrons, and to adhere to all rules and regulations related to the hygiene protocol of the facility, including workplace health and safety and environmental protection.

What is EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500?

KILLS > 99.9% including but not limited to (MRSA) Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 is used as a Broad Spectrum Disinfectant for hard non-porous surfaces on INDOOR SPORTS EQUIPMENT ▪ SPORTS FLOORS ▪ LOCKER ROOMS ▪ DRINKING FOUNTAINS ▪ SHOWERS / FOOT BATHS and other hard surface non-porous sports applications.
  • EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 is not harmful to humans, animals, plant or marine life.
  • EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 requires no protective equipment to be worn during its application
  • EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 maintains no known side effects, leaves zero residue and is considered to be extremely safe, effective, and economical when used in accordance with its instructions for use.

The Science behind EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500!

The Science Behind EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 is an Electrolyzed Water technology that combines low levels of electricity, common salt and ordinary tap water through a process known as electrolysis ~ the same basic process used to create bleach. Light saline water passes through a patented electrolytic cell creating a novel technical solution ANOLYTE ~ a sanitizer/disinfectant.

Electrolyzed Water - A Proven, Safe, and Effective Alternative to Chemical Cleaners and Disinfectants.

 

What is EnviroNize® Anolyte?

  • An antimicrobial solution formed from naturally occurring elements
  • A highly effective natural biocide which attacks an array of microbial organisms including bacteria, viruses, and germs. This process is chemically selective with no toxic or mutanogenic side effects for higher forms of life
  • A broad spectrum disinfectant which is non-toxic, environmentally safe and destroys all known microbes, including viruses, and difficult to kill biofilms
  • A powerful antimicrobial solution that is both biodegradable and non-accumulative. The key active ingredient, Hypochlorous acid, is a naturally occurring molecule synthesized from an electrolyzed solution of salt and water
  • A concentrated electro-chemically activated solution rich in oxygen, in which pathogens such as bacteria and viruses cannot survive
  • A chlorine species called Hypochlorous acid and is made without the toxicity and bleaching aspects found in bleach or chlorine
  • Hypochlorous acid is the actual killing power found in chlorine

Recent Health Alerts and Warnings

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is raising a red flag that potentially deadly bacteria may be lurking in your sports complexes, fitness facilities and school gyms. The bacteria, C. difficile, and MSRA is typically found in hospitals, but a recent study reports a substantial number of people contracted these bugs who hadn’t been in a hospital, but had recently attended a fitness facility. These types of bacteria can cause severe health issues, according to the CDC, with infections on the rise. The new report shows nearly half a million Americans infected in various locations in one year, with 15,000 deaths directly attributed to C. diff. and MSRA.

Proactive Prevention of Pathogens

Airborne Pathogens

Airborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microbes small enough to be discharged from an infected person via coughing, sneezing, laughing and close personal contact or aerosolization of the microbe. The discharged microbes remain suspended in the air on dust particles, respiratory and water droplets. Illness is caused when the microbe is inhaled or contacts mucus membranes or when secretions remaining on a surface are touched.

  • EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 effectively kills these airborne pathogens passed by air movement and causing illness to students, teachers and staff who come in contact with these airborne pathogens

Fogging a room takes less than 2 minutes and rids the room of harmful airborne bacteria and viruses!

Fogging or misting of the airspace kills circulating viral and bacterial pathogens, reduces ammoniac levels, settles dust particles and can be used in climate control. The efficacy of the technique depends on droplet size, fogging intervals and concentration of the anolyte solution used.

  • Deploying EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 utilizing our Environize Bure ULV Foggers takes only about 2-3 minutes to effectively disinfect rooms up to 1000 square feet. Since airborne pathogens travel via air movement it is most important to fog all rooms’ especially hard non porous floors where high levels of bacteria, germs and viruses lurk from pathogens falling to ground level. Wherever students and faculty are continually coming and going are also very key areas to disinfect such as entrance ways, the lounges, locker area, cafeterias, and gym area.
  • EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 is the only all natural, non toxic disinfectant which can be safely deployed without any concerns to any form of life whether it be human, plant, animal and marine. EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 goes to work disinfecting immediately upon contact with any hard non porous surface. EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 is fast, very affordable and extremely effective in providing the ultimate in the Prevention and the Protection from Pathogens.

What is Biofilm

You may not be familiar with the term Biofilm, but it is something that you come into contact with every day. The plaque that forms on your teeth causes tooth decay and periodontal disease is a type of Biofilm. Clogged drains also are caused by Biofilm, and you may have encountered Biofilm-coated rocks when walking into a river or stream.

Biofilms form when bacteria adhere to surfaces in some form of watery environment and begin to excrete a slimy, glue like substance that can stick to all kinds of materials–metals, plastics, soil particles, medical implant materials, biological tissues. Biofilms can be formed by a single bacterial species, but Biofilms more often consist of many species of bacteria, as well as fungi, algae, protozoa, debris, and corrosion products. Essentially, a Biofilm may form on any surface exposed to bacteria and some amount of water.    

5 Stages of Biofilm Development

Stage 1: Initial Attachment

Stage 2: Irreversible Attachment

Stage 3: Maturation

Stage 4: Multiplication and Cooperation

Stage 5: Dispersion

Harmful Biofilms in Waterlines

Water quality in clinical environments is particularly important to protect patients from infection and maintain infection control regimes. Dental unit waterlines (the tubes that connect the high-speed hand piece, air/water syringe and ultrasonic scaler to the water supply) have been shown to harbor, in significant numbers, a wide variety of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, and protozoans. These microorganisms colonize and replicate on the interior surfaces of the waterline tubing, inevitably resulting in adherent heterogeneous microbial accumulations termed “Biofilms”. Biofilms, once formed, serve as a reservoir significantly amplifying the numbers of free-floating microorganisms in the water exiting the waterlines. Layers of bacterial Biofilm are created within the pipe networks which contaminate the water flow and drinking fountains resulting in student contact and acquired infection. Maintaining the water quality and disinfection at drinking fountains are therefore a critical priority for all schools.

   

Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) Removes Biofilm

The active ingredient in EnviroNize® Anolyte Sports Care Disinfectant 500 is Hypochlorous Acid (HOCL) and is pH neutral, super-oxidized water generated by electrolysis of a dilute salt solution passing through an electrolytic cell. This process creates large volumes of a gentle but extremely potent antimicrobial solution capable of rapid reduction of bacteria, viruses, spores, cysts, scale and Biofilm.

HOCL is stable, cost-effective to produce, greener than traditional chemical technologies, and can be used in multiple applications across a wide variety of industries. HOCL is an oxidizing agent due to a mixture of free radicals, giving it an antimicrobial effect. Studies have shown that HOCL is highly biocidal and can substantially reduce pathogens such as Salmonella and E. coli without the use of costly toxic chemicals. In addition, it offers the added benefits of being able to remove Biofilm and scale from manufacturing equipment, thus, greatly minimizing a major contributor to contamination problems. Because HOCL effectively destroys microorganisms, they cannot build up resistance to HOCL as they can to other sanitizers and disinfectants. Standard toxic chemicals can create strains of pathogens that become resistant over time, because the cell can expel or neutralize the chemical before it can kill it, thereby causing the overall efficacy of chemical cleaners and disinfectants to be significantly reduced.



Green and Clean Matters

Being eco-savvy is no longer a trend. It has become a lifestyle, dictating consumer attitudes and spending habits, even decisions when it comes to choosing the gym and fitness club where you wish to work out at. According to a recent survey, member and guest satisfaction is substantially higher among member and guests who report being aware of their gym and fitness center’s green programs and seven out of 10 consumers prefer to patronize a business that demonstrates a commitment to the environment.

With some experts believing that green cleaning will soon take over the market and become the norm, trainers, owners and managers must strongly consider implementing eco-friendly maintenance measures. The benefits of green cleaning your gym and fitness facility—including attracting new members, increasing member satisfaction and promoting employee health and safety—are immeasurable.



Awareness

Promote your green cleaning practices—Awareness of green programs has a strong impact on overall member and guest satisfaction. Make sure your green and clean programs are clearly featured on your website, in signage throughout the gym and fitness area, change area, locker rooms, shower area and the lobby area of your facility as well as in subscriber e-mails or mailers.



Let the Customers See what they Want to Hear

  • Awareness wall mount placards, entrance way door window stickers, trifold information brochures and counter top awareness signs are available to promote your Green and Clean practices – Free Just ask!
  • Members and Guests will recognize that they are working out in a healthy environment.
  • During peak flu season it will be especially appreciated in knowing your fitness facility has taken extra measures in providing a safe environment during their workout.


Proactive Prevention of Pathogens

The Increasing Importance of Cleaning Gym and Fitness Facilities

People spend time at your fitness center so that they'll be healthier, but health and fitness centers offer bacteria and germs ideal places to thrive - warm, moist places like saunas, shower stalls and locker rooms. So, while your members work out - they also may be fighting off a host of bacteria that could cause an unexpected illness.

While many patrons will use disinfectant wipes and sprays on treadmills and cardio machines, other high-touch items -- like dumbbells, free weights, and balls used in close-contact sports -- are often neglected. Computer keyboards, for example, can harbor up to 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat and need to be cleaned. Phones, door handles, drinking fountains and even the magazines that are shared from one person to the next are notorious for hosting germs.



How Gyms and Fitness Facilities are Cleaned

Since MRSA and many other organisms can be spread by touching contaminated surfaces, the need to disinfect all critical control point surfaces regularly, especially those in the locker room. It is important to disinfect all high-touch surfaces such as handrails, tables, keyboards, phones, drinking fountains and other commonly overlooked surfaces that can have an increased risk for transmitting infection.



Sporting Facilities Bacterial Control

Going to the fitness gym is meant to improve your health. However, sometimes it may have the opposite effect. Whether it's an upscale fitness center with the newest equipment or a high school locker room, people, sweat and exposed skin can create a perfect place for spreading bacteria and other microbial growths.







KLEBSIELLA

What is it?

Bacteria that are usually found in healthy human intestines and stool.

Symptoms

Klebsiella can result in a variety of infections, most commonly urinary tract infections and pneumonia, but in rarer cases blood infections and meningitis. The type of infection you get depends on how it enters your body (i.e. through your nose results in pneumonia).

How do you get it?

It's spread through contact, so any shared surfaces--cardio machines, workout mats, weights, water fountains and locker rooms--are fair game.

How do you treat it?

Treatment depends on the organ system involved. In general, initial therapy of patients with possible bacteremia is empirical. The choice of a specific antimicrobial agent depends on local susceptibility patterns. Once bacteremia is confirmed, treatment may be modified



E.Coli

What is it?

Escherichia Coli, commonly known as E. coli, is a common bacterium found in the intestines and stool of animals. It's infamous for almost putting Jack in the Box out of business in 1993.

Symptoms

E. coli infections cause cramps, diarrhea, vomiting and can lead to pneumonia.

How do you get it?

You usually get it from eating contaminated food, but it's possible to catch it from tainted gym surfaces.

How do you treat it?

Most healthy people just need to drink a lot of water and wait for the gut-wrenching symptoms to pass, but if it escalates, get thee to a hospital. Children, the elderly and people with compromised immune symptoms are especially at risk.



STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA)

What is it?

Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as staph, is a bacterium that mostly causes skin infections.

Symptoms

Staph infections are usually mild and include superficial rashes, pimples and/or boils on your skin. However, if the bacteria spread and gets deeper into your skin, it can become a life-threatening infection such as pneumonia, sepsis or meningitis. Recently there have been reports of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a very aggressive form of Staph that's resistant to antibiotics, in gyms, but it's extremely rare.

How do you get it?

It's spread through contact, so it can be picked up through a shared towel or razor, exercise equipment surfaces and grips or skin-to-skin contact.

How do you treat it?

A course of antibiotics should do the trick.



CANDIDA

What is it?

The most common culprit in fungal infections, this yeast-like fungus can lead to everything from athlete's foot to ringworm to jock itch in men and yeast infections in women.

How do you get it?

Contact. It loves warm, moist areas, so locker rooms, saunas, swimming pools and showers are the perfect environment to pick up some tasty foot fungus.

Symptoms

Ringworm is usually marked by ring-shaped skin rashes, usually on your toes, sometimes on your palms and between your fingers. Athlete's foot gives you itchy, cracked, flaking and peeling skin between the toes or side of the foot, while jock itch causes a rash on your groin. If it's untreated, it can escalate to blisters and severely cracked skin.

How do you treat it?

Antifungal creams, but if it escalates into an infection, antibiotics will do the trick.



STREPTOCOCCAL BACTERIA

What is it?

A type of bacteria that usually causes upper respiratory infections--strep throat. There are 20 different types of strep bacteria.

How do you get it?

It's very contagious and is spread through person-to-person contact, airborne droplets, doorknobs and other surfaces. Sweaty exercise equipment, saunas, locker rooms and drinking bottles can harbor strep.

Symptoms

Symptoms can range from mild throat infections to pneumonia. It can also cause skin infections such as impetigo, which causes blisters, and cellulitis, which affects deeper layers of skin.

How do you treat it?

Antibiotics, although minor strep infections, such as a throat and inner ear infections, usually get better on their own. Skin infections are treated with antibiotic tablets or creams, and more serious infections like pneumonia and meningitis require hospitalization and intravenous antibiotics.



INFLUENZA

What is it?

You probably call it the flu. It's a virus, which causes a nose, throat and lung infection that makes you feel like crap for a few days.

How do you get it?

Through the air, so contained areas like airplanes, movie theaters and gyms are a great place to catch it. Breathe in the droplets from someone's coughs or sneezes, or get the virus on your hands and touch your mouth, nose, or eyes.

Symptoms

Fever, body aches, coughing, sneezing, chills, dizziness, flushed face, headache, and lack of energy and, sometimes, nausea and vomiting that lasts between four and seven days.

How do you treat it?

There's no cure for the flu, but over the counter drugs help alleviate symptoms. Otherwise, your best bet is a healthy dose of rest, chicken soup, bad television, fluids and self-loathing.



HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS

What is it?

Human Papillomavirus is a virus that you probably know as HPV. It's the most common sexually transmitted disease... but that doesn't mean sex is the only way you get it...

Symptoms

HPV usually causes genital warts in both men and women. It can also cause warts in the throat and mouth and even on the feet (known as plantar warts). If untreated, it can lead to cervical cancer in women and (shudder) penile and anal cancer in men. It also results in the inability to land a date ever again.

How do you get it?

You can pick up plantar warts from walking around barefoot in bathrooms and showers.

How do you treat it?

There's no actual cure for HPV, but there are prescriptions to treat outbreaks.

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