Bacteria in the Locker Room
It’s widely recognized that locker rooms and restrooms are a key point of transfer for harmful bacteria such as MRSA. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 healthy individuals could be a carrier of staph, often without showing any symptoms. 2 in 100 people can be a carrier of the MRSA bacteria.
These harmful infections affect athletic facilities, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, child care facilities, and doctor’s offices across the country. These bacteria thrive in environments with high levels of moisture and frequent use, which is why locker rooms and restrooms are the perfect place for them to spread.
How to stop the spread of harmful bacteria
The best way to prevent infectious bacteria from spreading in these high-traffic areas is to eliminate it as soon as it comes in contact with a surface. Columbia Guard PolyLife Lockers are HDPE solid plastic that has been infused with microbiocidal silver ions. These ions work to kill bacteria such as MRSA on contact. Unlike traditional HDPE that is coated or cleaned with bacteria-resistant chemicals, Columbia Guard will not wear off over time. It is a permanent layer of protection that will never scratch or rub off.
Columbia Guard’s Safety & Benefits
The Columbia Guard Antimicrobial Agent has been tested and proven for its efficacy. For a product to be officially considered “antimicrobial” it must score above a 2.0 on the JIS Z 2801 test. Columbia Guard-infused material scored a 4.0 and greater efficacy rating and is proven to be effective against E. Coli, Staph, and MRSA with a 99.99% kill effectiveness on contact.
Columbia guard is also:
- Contributes to LEED Certification
- Graffiti and Wear Resistant
- Low Maintenance
- Maintains a Like-New Appearance for Years
- Can be Cleaned with Strong Chemicals
- Multiple Color Options Available (See Color Options Below)