SPORTSMITH Announces Availability of ViraGuard™ Sanitizing Products for Killing MRSA Virus on Hard Surfaces

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Health and fitness clubs can follow the “5 C’s” to combat the MRSA virus using SPORTSMITH’s new ViraGuard™ sanitizing products.

SPORTSMITH (http://www.sportsmith.net), the nation’s largest supplier of fitness equipment parts and fitness training products, announced the availability of ViraGuard™ a line of sanitizing products to kill the MRSA virus on all hard surfaces such as table tops, locker room benches, hand rails, counter tops, table tops and other hard non-porous surfaces in health and fitness clubs.

Health Club operators should disinfect all hard surfaces which are non-porous, to aid in the removal of the MRSA virus. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), MRSA is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact, contact with shared items or surfaces that have come into contact with someone else's infection (e.g., towels, used bandages).

Some settings are factors in transmitting the MRSA virus. The CDC states there are five factors that can lead to the spread of MRSA such as the 5 C's, are as follows: Crowding, frequent skin-to-skin Contact, Compromised skin (i.e., cuts or abrasions), Contaminated items and surfaces, and lack of Cleanliness.

Health clubs and fitness centers can help protect their employees and members by educating them about proper hygiene recommendations from the CDC.

Ways to protect yourself and others are:

1.    Practicing good hygiene (e.g., keeping your hands clean by washing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and showering immediately after participating in exercise).
2.    Covering skin trauma such as abrasions or cuts with a clean dry bandage until healed.
3.    Avoiding sharing personal items (e.g., towels, razors) that come into contact with your bare skin; and using a barrier (e.g., clothing or a towel) between your skin and shared equipment such as weight-training benches.
4.    Maintaining a clean environment by establishing cleaning procedures for frequently touched surfaces and surfaces that come into direct contact with people's skin.

Fitness centers and health clubs could be susceptible to the MRSA virus because of the crowd gathering factor and should take all necessary precautions to protect their employees and members.

SPORTSMITH offers health clubs and fitness centers cleaning products that specifically help in sanitizing hard and non-porous surfaces against the MRSA virus. These products include ViraGuard™ Antiseptic Hand Wipes 160 wipes, Surface Disinfectant Wipes 160 Towels, ViraGuard™ Spray 32FL OZ, and ViraGuard™ one gallon refill.

For more information go to: http://www.sportsmith.net or call 800-713-2880

Media Contact:
Troy Mosley
Marketing Manager
SPORTSMITH LLC
5925 S 118th E Ave
Tulsa, OK 74146

Phone: 800-713-2880
email: tmosley @ sportsmith.net

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