Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, IL, has found the right cleaning and disinfecting prescription to help protect the health of its student athletes, and ensure hygienic cleanliness in its athletic facilities and at its events.
The operations staff at the US$36 million, 10,000-seat NIU Convocation Center—hosting 200+ yearly events including commencements, concerts, basketball, volleyball, wrestling, indoor track and field, etc.—uses PathoSans® ElectroChemically Activated* (ECA) solutions almost exclusively to clean and disinfect athletic equipment and 215,000 sq. ft. of indoor facility space, while helping prevent:
- Fungal infections (e.g., athlete’s foot)
- Viral infections (e.g., herpes)
- Bacterial infections (e.g., MRSA).
According to John Cheney, senior associate athletic director of Facilities and Event Operations: “We started using PathoSans solutions on sports equipment, but now use them virtually everywhere—such as on the field and mats. PathoSans is effective on just about every surface we have. We’ve stopped using almost all other cleaning and disinfecting products.”
PathoSans produces a highly effective cleaner, the Green-Seal-certified PathoClean®, and a disinfectant, PathoCide®, offering:
- No chemical residue
- Costs of 3 to 7 cents per gallon
- Ready-to-use solutions, no mixing
- 30 day-or-greater shelf life
- 85-90 percent reduction of conventional, daily-use cleaning chemicals and packaging.
“I would highly recommend the product; it helps to keep our student athletes healthy, lowers medical costs, and provides a big benefit to our bottom line,” he concludes.
*The legacy technology also or formerly known as engineered water / electrolyzed water / activated water has been replaced by the next generation of technology known as ElectroChemically Activated solution or ECA solution which is inherently better.