MRSA and Staph Infections on Synthetic Turf

MRSA and Staph Infections on Synthetic Turf

Introduction by Ross Dale

The CDC has done more comprehensive research on the study of staph and MRSA than any other organization out there, and is a reputable source for it nonetheless. So when the CDC reports something such as “The Five ‘C’s’ of Spreading MRSA and Staph,” there’s a pretty good chance they put some time into compiling that list of things responsible for spreading MRSA. It just so happens that artificial turf, a surface more comparable to a locker room floor than actual grass and dirt, has all five. By the way, it only takes one of those C’s to spread it. Certain reports might try to argue that this isn’t the case, that turf has no capability of spreading staph, and puts athletes at no higher risk. But all evidence points to back up the CDC. If you’ve got some turf, it might be a good idea to sanitize it. At Matguard, we’re all about keeping things clean and stopping MRSA in any way possible, and that means cleaning a perfect environment for the superbug like a hot, steamy turf field.

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The Center For Disease Control (CDC) has loads of information about MRSA and Staph, including comprehensive research on the causes and processes available to eliminate the threat posed by harmful bacteria. Founded on July 1, 1946, the CDC has been the leading authority on everything disease related in the United States for over 60 years. Outlined and thoroughly researched by the CDC, there are five things responsible for the spread of MRSA and Staph. The five causes are nicknamed the five “C’s” as an easy way to remember what they are.

Take a careful look at the 5 “C’s”. One thing they all have in common is sports and sports surfaces like synthetic turf, locker rooms, and more. You would be hard pressed to convince me that a sport the CDC has labeled as high risk for possible Staph infection, like football, is not high risk. It does not take a genius to see that each of the five “C’s” is a daily part of playing football.

Believe it or not, some people might try to tell you that synthetic turf is no at risk for spreading MRSA or Staph. Turf manufacturers are often trying to sell synthetic turf so emphatically that they ignore these risks unless brought up by potential customers…