Peanut butter and jelly, ice cream and cake, chicken fried steak and gravy, football and artificial turf, you know where I am going with this. It is Fall so I should probably remind everyone again of the dangers of staph and MRSA infections. Time to open your eyes 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 and MRSA infections with football and artificial turf?
Football and Artificial Turf Is Dangerous To Your Health
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. All sports played on artificial turf are 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 things to avoid? Please 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 infection. 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. What happens when football and artificial turf come together? For one, all sports played on artificial turf are contacts sports. Football and artificial turf is the perfect match for bodily fluids to fly all over the turf and other humans. Bodily fluids from every orifice of the human body and orifices of animals. That was meant to be over the top and wake you up to reality.
Natural Grass Can Disinfect Itself
What natural grass gets that artificial does not is a normal weekly rinse and cut. That is right, natural grass needs watering and then it needs cutting because grass 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 tired of reading, a bad parent who ignores the safety of your child or someone whose attention I grabbed? If you are the intrigued reader and want to know more, 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 called out. 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.