Daycare centers can be safe havens for bacteria and viruses due to a wide range of issues including:
- Close interpersonal contact with other children and a need for physical contact with adults
- Small children lack simple hygienic practices, including hand washing or not putting things in their mouths.
- Additionally, viruses and bacteria that cause illnesses, such as ear infections and strep throat, can linger on surfaces such as cribs, children’s toys and books for hours after contamination, and even after the objects are well cleaned.
In a recent study, researchers found that in the daycare center they examined, four of five stuffed toys were contaminated with S. pneumoniae, a leading cause of ear infections in children. The virus can also lead to dangerous respiratory tract infections in children and older people.
Also, several surfaces, including cribs that had been cleaned, were contaminated with S. pyogenes, a bacteria that commonly causes strep throat and skin infections in schoolchildren and can cause serious infection in adults.
Bactronix® is a science based company that measures, kills and prevents bacteria, mold, viruses, fungi, odors and VOC’s from returning. The Two-Step Process is applied electrostatically and ensures 100% coverage.
Bactronizing is environmentally responsible and does not use toxic chemicals such as ammonias, bleaches, peroxides or metal-based poisons such as silver or copper ions. The process creates no harmful by-products or ozone arming VOC’s.
Bactronix helps foster the health, safety and well-being of your staff and children in their care.