Summer is almost here! You get to enjoy longer days with the kids and they get to do fun activities like swim, play sports, have play dates and go to summer camp. You may think that since school is out you can let your guard down when it comes to germs, but that is not the case. Pathogens do not go on vacation! Germs and bacteria are still in full force, which means you need a powerful athletic gear disinfectant like Clear Gear more than ever.
Here are some of summer’s health hazards that parents need to arm themselves against to protect their children from illnesses and viral infections.
The Swimming Pool
The sun’s blazing in much of the country and there’s no better way to cool off than a trip to the swimming pool. It’s also a favorite destination for germs and chemicals that cause Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI). These infections attack everything from our gastrointestinal and respiratory systems to our skin, eyes and ears. Chlorine doesn’t kill all the dangerous pathogens or parasites taking a swim either—pools often test positive for E. Coli and other scary illnesses. Have kids hit the shower immediately after swimming and spray down flip flops and gear with Clear Gear.
Playgrounds aren’t just for kids—germs love them too! Research shows that playgrounds are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria that cause E.coli, salmonella, hepatitis A, shigella and noroviruses. Your best defense against playground germs is to have your children wash their hands thoroughly after a trip to the playground and spray their shoes with a potent athletic gear disinfectant immediately after taking them off.
Bounce Houses & Trampolines
They provide hours of crazy fun but kids aren’t the only ones jumping around—germs are rampant in bounce houses and trampolines. There tends to be a lot of biological residue and bacteria that can lead to anything from a summer cold or respiratory illness to a serious staph infection. If you rented the bounce house or own the trampoline, spray it down with Clear Gear and let dry before unleashing the kids. Have children wash their hands before and immediately after bouncing around. If any child gets a cut or bruise, disinfect and bandage the wound as soon as possible.
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