Statistics that lean in favour of Antimicrobial Copper.
With 20-30% of us unknowingly carrying Staphylococcus aureus at all times, it’s no wonder Staph infections in sports facilities are on the rise. Antimicrobial Copper can help.
Health clubs, sports facilities and sports equipment in general
are used by large segments of the population on a regular
basis. The hot, humid conditions typically found in these
buildings are ideal for bacterial growth.
In the US, the severity of MRSA infections in Nebraska high
schools has been documented extensively. MRSA
infections in surveyed schools increased from 4.4% in the 2006-2007
to 14.4% in the 2007-2008 year. MRSA infections per 10,000
wrestlers increased 3 fold from 19.6 to 60.1. Out of 10,000
football players, a 5 fold increase was reported from 5.0 to
25.1. Clearly, good hygiene and surface disinfection are not
enough to prevent infections in sports facilities.
In the UK, the Health Protection Agency and the British Society
for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy recognise the potential problem and
have jointly issued guidelines for GPs on how to diagnose cases of
an MRSA strain that thrives in health clubs, classrooms and other
These statistics demonstrate the urgency for an effective
antimicrobial touch surface that can continually fight one
particular MRSA and other infectious organisms on sports equipment
and frequently contacted surfaces. Antimicrobial Copper is
available to continuously kill pathogenic microbes in sports
 Population-Based Estimates of Methicillin-Resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections Among High School
Buss et al. The Journal of School Nursing 2009;25:282-291.