They are taking the proactive approach, arming their campus against invasion of these silent stalkers with Amazing! Nok-Out.
Gaylord, MI (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
Silent stalkers, invisible to the naked eye, are invading the nation's school campuses. Sophisticated alarm systems and police security teams are useless against these predators. What are these real and present dangers? Pathogens.
How are these germs spread?
Schoolchildren, on the playground, encounter Pseudomonas aeruginosa, bacteria found in soil. The numerous minor injuries that they sustain daily allow this bacterium ready entry into their bodies. It downloads itself from the children onto the campus by transferring to any surface; living for as long as a few days, weeks, or even months.
MRSA, a more dangerous strain of Staphylococcus aureus, lurks in the respiratory tract and on the skin. This virulent strain reaches out and touches children through sneezing, coughing, and contaminated surfaces, causing skin infections and respiratory ailments. MRSA’s lifecycle varies from a few days to even months.
What steps can schools take to protect students from these insidious enemies?
Grime Busters enforces that the best defense is a good offense.
- Practice good personal hygiene – frequent hand washing with soap and water
- Promote regular cleaning and disinfecting of classroom materials and surfaces
- Proactively approach the pathogens
In December 2012, the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) in their response to the FDA’s request for a public hearing on “Establishing a List of Qualifying Pathogens That Have the Potential to Pose a Serious Threat to Public Health” noted, “The impact on public health should also consider ease of transmission, as well as activities that may need to be undertaken to prevent the spread of infection.”Pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa clearly meet the required criteria.
The CDC states “Infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year for kindergarten through 12th-grade public school students in the United States.. MRSA can also infect otherwise healthy people in the community at large. .. usually manifested as skin infections, such as pimples and boils.”
Grace Baptist Christian School of Gaylord, Michigan has taken the proactive approach, arming themselves against invasion of these silent stalkers by applying Nok-Out™ in their cleaning protocol.
Their maintenance department gives a new spin on “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” (literally – less than 8 ounces of Nok-Out™ will treat at least four classrooms) in their battle against pathogens at their school campus. “Our cleaning routine includes weekly fogging of all classrooms with Amazing! Nok-Out™. The application is economical, the micro-mist lingers in the air, contacting with all surfaces, oxidizing the pathogen molecules. We've also seen a reduction this year in absenteeism due to illness,” says Adam Ewing, Maintenance Supervisor.
It is important to note that Nok-Out™‘s amazing residual properties continue to work after the application has dried. With 2,000 ppm available, this product is constantly on-guard against pathogens. Specialized labs, as well as the EPA, have established the effectiveness of Nok-Out™ as a broad-spectrum disinfectant that is proving useful and necessary as new pathogen threats emerge.