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HAVE NO FEAR, WE HAVE YOU COVERED

Posted by Donn Bennett on

Before Covid, most sports teams knew to sterilize, decontaminate, and cleanse their gear.  Harmful germs and bacteria always existed. Coaches insisted on spraying down helmet and pads to safely clean and disinfect all sports equipment used for Football, Lacrosse, Hockey, Baseball, Soccer, Wrestling, MMA, Basketball, etc.  So, when COVID-19 hit, over 5000 sports teams were already covered and protected with Helmet & Pad Disinfectant by MATGUARD®. MATGUARD®’S active ingredient Isopropyl Alcohol 70% also kept the Police, Fire and First Responder, and their gear, bacteria free especially when used in conjunction with education on disease prevention.  In 2021, when businesses reopened,...

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Are 2021 Graduations and End of School Events Safe?

Posted by Tom Bunge on

The Class of 2020 missed out on many of celebrations and activities. But in 2021, there will be plenty of outdoor gatherings with family and friends.  And …let’s hope that most guests will be taking prevention measures to celebrate safely. Ideally, with everyone at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks.  Keep in mind, graduation parties and end of the school year events increases the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Which is why you will find very few live school ceremonies to attend this May or June.  I have found in my state of NJ that many schools agree...

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Should all professional players and staff be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccination?

Posted by Donn Bennett on

Most professional sports are preparing for somewhat of a "return to normal" amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the sports world.  We found that most teams, High Schools, College and Pro elevated their health and safety protocols, which helped stop the spread of the virus and kept many of their athletes safe and healthy.  This spring, it is now more about strongly encouraging all players and staff to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. In a memo from the NFL, “the league told clubs that any team employee who refuses a COVID-19 vaccination without "bona...

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What hand sanitizer brands and ingredients should you avoid and use?

Posted by Donn Bennett on

  Hand sanitizers are essential in the era of COVID, but some carry dangers. Avoid at all costs bottles of hand sanitizer that have high levels of benzene, which is known to cause cancer in humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The FDA also has a list of products you shouldn't use, which you can check before you buy, whether your hand sanitizer brand is safe. So. what key ingredients should be in your hand sanitizer? The World Health Organization (WHO) provides a recommended recipe for hand sanitizer.  An effective hand sanitizer requires only three...

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IS YOUR SANITIZER SKIN FRIENDLY AND EFFECTIVE?

Posted by Tom Bunge on

Alcohol is a natural antiseptic that has been used in the medical field for over 100 years. Alcohol kills germs fast without water and evaporates quickly. Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol) is often referred to as a “mechanical kill” and is a preferred way to kill a germ as it prevents cell mutation.  Check your ingredients and ask yourself is your sanitizer safe and does it dry out your skin after multiple uses?  First, methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and must not be used due to its toxic effects. Secondly, most household shoppers buy what is easy and...

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