Peanut butter and jelly, ice cream and cake, chicken fried steak and gravy, you know where I am going with this. It is Fall so I should probably remind everyone again about the dangers of staph infections and get you to open your eyes wide to the dangers posed by playing football on artificial turf or any sport on turf for that matter. Wait a second you say, is he trying to connect staph infections with football or staph infections with artificial turf? For those of you who are reading this blog for the first time, I will give you a bit of background. Artificial turf is nothing but a GIANT SHARED TOWEL, who cares you say, it’s just a towel! But a towel that can kill you. I’m connecting artificial turf and staph infections, you can pick the sport you want to play on the turf because this variable does not matter, they are all dangerous and possibly life ending, does MRSA ring a bell?
What if I told you that shared towels are listed by the CDC of Atlanta as being one of the absolute, don’t do it, your disgusting if you do, your hygiene is gross, things athletes should never ever do and if you do choose to do the unthinkable and share a towel then you are at risk for a nice staph infections. What can staph infections turn into? You know the answer, that would be the upgraded version to the life-threatening MRSA.
What artificial turf manufacturers don’t want you to know is that YES, artificial turf does need maintenance for both the safety and health of humans. Because most of the sports played on artificial turf are contact sports, there are bodily fluids flying all over the place. Bodily fluids from every orifice of the human body and orifices of animals. That was not meant to be over the top but to wake you up to reality. What natural grass gets that artificial does not is a normal weekly rinse and cut. That is right, natural grass needs to be watered and then it needs to be cut because it grows. So whatever funk humans deposit on the turf gets rinsed out and chopped up by the mower, basically a clean canvas every week. Artificial turf not so much, funk added to funk, sounds like a bodily fluid dump ground.
At this point, you are either bored reading, a bad parent who could care less about the safety of your child or someone who is intrigued enough to want to know more. If you are the intrigued to know more individual then please click the big blue link below. I can tell you for a fact that my writings about the safety of turf are hitting the right notes and hitting those who need to be hit. To those parents that contact me and share their stories about MRSA, continue to share, I want to hear all the stories so I can help educate the ignorant.
Oh, I should mention this. Yes, I sell equipment that uses UVC light, no chemicals, to disinfect surfaces, trying to protect your kids. Education about artificial turf is what I do.