Canadian Company Invents Machine That Tackles Deadly MRSA Bacteria

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Windsor, Ontario company provides valuable weapon in the battle to curb the deadly MRSA outbreak threatening communities across North America. Machine uses powerful ozone gas to naturally kill the bacteria without chemicals or harm to the environment.

Moms everywhere know that 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' The best way to fight MRSA infection is to prevent it.

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Ozone Nation Inc. (, headquarted in Windsor, Ontario, has developed a machine that disinfects and deodorizes bacteria infested sports gear worn in hockey, football and lacrosse. The Fresh Gear C40 forces ozone, with high volume and velocity, straight into the gear, penetrating deep into the dense padding and hard to reach places like gloves and skates. Thus enabling ozone to kill up to 99.99% of the bacteria lurking there.

The patent-pending process takes 20 minutes to sanitize, deodorize and then deplete remaining ozone so that it is safe to open the machine. Thus, protecting the safety of operators, players and the public, while eliminating nasty odors and leaving the gear smelling fresh. Ozonation is a widely used method of eradicating bacteria in drinking water, food preparation, hospitals and health care facilities.

It seems like good timing as North America is faced with a looming epidemic of infections caused by a deadly bacteria known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Recent studies published by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), have found that infections caused by MRSA appears to be more prevalent than previously believed and is being found more often outside of health care settings, such as in schools, locker rooms and in high contact sports. "We estimate that 94,360 invasive MRSA infections occurred in the United States in 2005; these infections were associated with death in 18,650 cases," says the JAMA article.

"Hockey, football and lacrosse equipment is notorious for being foul smelling. Those odors are a result of bacteria and germs growing inside the equipment. Protective sports gear is meant to keep the athlete safe, not cause them harm. It needs to be sanitized regularly," says Michael Antinozzi, president of Ozone Nation. "Moms everywhere know that 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' The best way to fight MRSA infection is to prevent it."

Mr. Antinozzi foresees demand for the Fresh Gear C40 to continue increasing steadily, as high schools, universities and municipal leagues employ this process as part of a hygiene regimen that includes: washing hands, showering, not sharing personal items such as towels or razors and regularly cleaning their athletic gear.

Fresh Gear is patent pending technology and equipment cleaning services are currently available in over 40 locations across North America. For additional information on where Fresh Gear services are offered and what you can do to prevent MRSA infections, visit

About Ozone Nation Inc.
Incorporated in May of 2005, Ozone Nation Inc. has been developing technology that utilizes natural ozone to destroy bacteria. Years of dedication to research and development has lead to innovations, such as the Fresh Gear line of products, that help to contribute to a safer environment for all of us.

Michael Antinozzi, President
Ozone Nation Inc.
Reference: JAMA. 2007;298(15):1763-1771

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