As part of a diligent sports medicine infection control program, experts recommend that athletic programs should seek to reduce or eliminate exposure to pathogens to the greatest extent practical.
Professional teams that have adopted SilvaClean understand the infection risks present in sports gear, towels, and the facilities. These teams feel strongly that this added layer of protection for their athletes provides them with a competitive advantage.
Kills pathogens and inhibits growth of bacteria, mold and mildew
Creates no perceptible difference in the look and feel of your textiles
Treats all existing textiles, seamlessly integrates into existing laundry workflow
At the San Francisco 49ers, we know that building a championship team requires bringing the best resources to the game every single day – on and off the field. And that’s why we use SilvaClean.
SilvaClean will allow us to maintain the confidence of every student-athlete by helping to prevent common but dangerous infections that can seriously impact their health and wellbeing.
In October of 2015, my career was ended to a life-threatening battle with MRSA. I believe that a novel antimicrobial product like SilvaClean will help prevent any current NFL players from experiencing even a fraction of what I had to endure.
The smart technology offered by Applied Silver is easy to use and its ability to remove pathogens and germs made it a must have, especially this year. We work with player jerseys and other fabrics in the locker room on a daily basis and this product has helped keep a clean and safe environment for everyone.
We evaluated the SilvaClean germ-killing technology in an effort to provide the cleanest environment possible for our guys, both on and off the field. We are very pleased with how this technology not only provides cleaner apparel/gear, but also impacts a cleaner locker room.
Infections caused by bacteria abruptly ended my career in the NFL. I am excited to partner with Applied Silver to further our mission to radically transform athlete safety by keeping what is closest cleanest.
I believe SilvaClean can help athletes avoid infection.
As athletic programs and leagues prepare for a new season, we encourage all forward-thinking organizations to address any soft surface contamination concerns with SilvaClean and provide their athletes with the confidence and comfort of the cleanest possible athletic equipment and environment.
When Athletes Share Infections – The New York Times: “The close contact and casual equipment give and take that are often components of team bonding can also be a breeding ground for infection.”
MRSA in Sports: Long-Standing, Simple to Prevent, Still Happening – National Geographic: “But in fact, some MRSA cases are very predictable. They are more likely to occur in what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call the “5 C’s“: places where there is crowding, skin-to-skin contact, compromised skin from cuts or abrasions, contaminated items and surfaces, and lack of cleanliness. Add all those together, and you have a pretty good description of a football field, and a locker room after a game.“
The Never-Ending Battle Against Sport’s Hidden Foe – The New York Times: “The disease has disabled some athletes, cutting short their careers, and the most severe cases have been fatal.”
As the first team in the NHL to adopt our technology, the Ducks are utilizing the SilvaClean technology to treat all player uniforms, towels, face coverings and any other launderable fabrics.
Applied Silver and the NWCA have teamed up to offer SilvaClean to high school, collegiate, and professional wrestling teams as an inexpensive way to reduce infection risk.