How to Avoid MRSA and Stay Healthy in the Hospital and
Playing Hockey on your Own Field!
If you or your children play any form of hockey and you are not concerned about MRSA you may find out way too late that your should have been concerned. MRSA is a killer that is killing more people than HIV or AIDS is today.
What can you do today about MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aurous
or Staph Super bugs) Besides Figure Out How to Spell it?
The hospitals seem to think there isn't much to do about it once you get it. Many people go in the hospital for a minor surgery and die due to MRSA - an infection they get at the hospital that they didn't have when they went in.
Protecting yourself from a world wide health care system that can not protect
us from MRSA is no different than protecting yourself, your family and community
from run-away government. The often devastating effects of MRSA and
other community acquired diseases like the common cold, flu, herpes
and many of the common childhood diseases can be minimized if you take
immediate action. Early detection, treatment, and avoidance efforts can
be very effective.
Make no mistake, this metaphor was not chosen at random
and the similarity's run much deeper than mentioned here. But the solution
to the problems hinge on citizens like me and you taking
action to make
positive change that will benefit everyone, not just us
personally. Reducing the amount of MRSA bacteria in our environment can
only benefit everyone.
What is positive change?
of bacteria will reveal that we live in a bacteria rich environment.
Killing all of the good and necessary bacteria would cause enormous harm
to the biosphere and possibility spell the end of life on planet Earth.
As an example, if we killed all the bacteria in our body, we would not
be able to digest our food and we world starve to death in a few days.
Another example; mold
can make us very sick and cause thousands of dollars of damage to our
homes if left to grow uncontrolled, but without mold, leaves, grass cutting,
dead trees, and millions of tons of our garbage would simply never be
broken down and released back into the environment for new plants to
feed on. This does not make all mold good, but killing them all would
clearly be a disaster and not a positive change.
On the other hand, killing all the MRSA bacteria, TB virus, and Legonella
would probably fall into the positive change category if we could do
it without killing all the good stuff as collateral damage. It's kind
of like reducing government spending but not stopping the funding for
road maintenance and prisons.
There are millions of good and necessary
symbiotic relationships like these in nature and we must be careful not
to disturb them.
What Can You Do To Solve the MRSA Problem
Take real and positive Action!
- Learn and teach your entire family how to properly wash their hands
and keep them away from their face.
- Teach your entire family to never pick at a sore, or touch a sore
on another person.
- Keep your house, and its contents clean and disinfected with the
best disinfectant you can get. 99.9% is 10 times better than 99%.
Just make sure no one is allergic to the contents of the disinfectant
you do use.
- Attend to even small scrapes and cuts promptly. Wash them with disinfectant
soap or betadine solution, rinse with hydrogen peroxide, apply antibiotic
cream or ointment, then cover with a bandage. Change the bandage frequently
(at least twice per day) and inspect for infection.
- Do not use a towel or washcloth that has been dropped on the floor
especially in a locker room, or public shower. Get another one.
- Dry your face, hair, hands and genitalia before drying your feet
and legs. Your feet have touched the floor and your legs have touched the dressing room bench. Both could be contaminated with pathogens that could include MRSA and C.diff.
- Launder your workout, sports uniform or gym clothes after every use.
- Wipe exercise equipment off with antiseptic wipes before and after using them,
especially if you have any cuts or scrapes on your hands or parts of your body that touch the equipment.
- Wipe your shoes outside your home before entering especially if you
have a crawling infant.
Remember that every time you touch something, or brush against someone
or something you can be picking up mold spores, bacteria and virus cells that do not
fall off easily. As an example, it has been discovered that one of the
richest places to find MRSA bacteria is on doctors ties! And it makes
perfect sense, ties are never washed, and are worn hundreds of times
before they are discarded. The same is true for suites though they are
cleaned on a much more regular basis. So, one of the actions you can
take when you are in a hospital or doctors office is to request that
the doctor wear a fresh lab coat over his/her street clothes. That way
the chances are that you will be exposed to only one day of accumulated
hitch hiker bacteria, viruses, fungus and spores.
And what about using chlorine dioxide to kill 100% of germs and bacteria? There are studies out now, not very well publicized, showing how chlorine dioxide does kill 100% of germs and bacteria. More than the 99.9% like many products out on the market today. What does 100% really mean?
It means there are no unkilled germs left to mutate into something that our current antibiotics can't kill. As you probably do know, antibiotics get used so often that their effectiveness wears out. And that is why MRSA is spreading. The antibiotics that we currently have and use do not kill or fight that .01% that is not being killed. It mutates into other germs that we currently have no way to fight off and that is why many paople die when they contact MRSA in a hospital or when they scrape themselves on a soccer field. and germs get into the cut.
What can we do
Chlorine dioxide is the answer as it kills 100% of the mold, mildew, bacteria, virus and more. How does it do this?
Using ClO2 products as a disinfectant and odor remover
Another action you can take is to introduce the use of chlorine dioxide
(ClO2) products into your environment. ClO2 is
a gas that can be used directly as a gas or dissolved in water. Used
in either form, ClO2 kills 100% of the bad bacteria,
viruses, fungus and spores it touches. Only recently has ClO2 gas
become available for use outside the industrial world because of the
difficulty in producing it. Further, using the liquid form has also been
difficult because is has a relative short shelf life. Recent advances
in available packaging materials and packaging techniques have provided
a means to produce ClO2 gas without the use of machinery
or external power.
Some of the applications that ClO2 gas packets
can be used to deodorizing and disinfecting:
- gym lockers and their contents
(The highly perforated lockers do not respond)
- sports equipment bags
- hospital rooms (using either overt and
- dentist and doctor's offices, examining and waiting rooms
- public and commercial restrooms
cellars and crawlspaces contaminated with mold
- clothing in closets
- hotel and motel rooms
- automobiles and trucks
- storage containers and their contents
- work places and schools with proper authorization
Here are some links to articles of interest:
Searching the EPA data base for articles
on ClO2 and chlorine dioxide produced a large number of articles on
the industrial and water treatment uses but nothing for low level use
Wikimedia Foundation, the free encyclopedia
Entry on Chlorine Dioxide contains a very technical description of the
industrial uses of ClO2. Because low level use of
so new there is not much information available yet.
Using Liquid Disinfectants
Currently available liquid disinfectants including those containing alcohol,
hydrogen peroxide, hexachlorophene, and other anti-biotic's are by their liquid
nature messy. Most kill only 99% to 99.9% of the pathogens and the very best
kill only 99.99% of the pathogens that are likely to cause infections. And guess
what, the .01% stuff is...MRSA and other super bugs!
There is, however, one liquid disinfectant that is not available over the
counter and must be made on site. It is called OdorXit Performacide™.
In the past, products made of chlorine dioxide dissolved in water were made with an expensive breakdown prone machine
that produced an end product that was far from containing only water with dissolved
chlorine dioxide gas.
Recently, a new product that does make very pure chlorine dioxide
gas dissolved in water has become available and is available on line from OdorXit
Products. Like the other OdorXit ClO2 products this product
is provided in a micro reactor packet and has to be submerged in a half gallon of water for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes the packet has produced all the ClO2 it is capable of making.
The water is now yellow and contains approximately 500 PPM of chlorine
dioxide gas and will be an extremely affective disinfectant for 10 to 20 days. When you are ready to use the product, it should be diluted 1 ClO2 solution to 5 with water (100 PPM) for heavy duty sanitization, to as much as 1 to 2000 with water (.25 PPM) for rinsing fruits and vegetables to prevent mold and bacteria infection.
Diluted Performacide solution can also be sprayed on astroturf, shower rooms, dressing room floors, exercise equipment and any other surface that is likely to harbor bacteria, viruses and mold to help prevent infections of the pathogens.
Using Ozone as a disinfectant
Much has been printed and said about the benefits of ozone, however, recent
documents published by the USEPA raise concerns about the actual
safety and beneficial effects of ozone.
Here are some links to articles of interest:
Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners Last updated on Thursday,
August 9th, 2007 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally,
this document has many internal links to other articles regarding indoor
used and risks of Ozone.
Health & Energy Company has been providing testing and consulting
services from their Omaha, NE offices since 1982. They recently published
a web page entitled
"Some Devices Marketed as Air Cleaners are Dangerous to
that describes a large number of products the produce poisonous ozone either
as a side effect or primary output product.
Wikimedia Foundation, the free encyclopedia
Entry on Ozone
contains a very technical
description of ozone
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