WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSIT Y head coach Kelly Scott heard the horror stories of players contracting MRSA, staph infections and other bacteria-re-lated illnesses. He didn’t want to think it could happen
to his team, but he was certainly realistic enough to
recognize that his team’s locker room smelled like a …
well … locker room.
“I’m one of those guys that reads those stories and
wonders if I’m doing the right thing for the young men
on my team,” Scott said. “My athletic trainer pointed out
UVCADS, and they came in and took care of everything.”
Scott no longer spends much time thinking about the
spread of disease and germs in his locker room, and
that’s the way he likes it. The specialists at UVCADS,
based in Tampa, Florida, think about it for him.
UVCADS uses a multifaceted process to kill the
germs that lead to MRSA and Staph infections. They
use a combination of high output ozone generators,
ozone disinfection chambers and high-powered UVC
lights. The UVC technology is the same technology that
is used in isolation wards in hospitals and the ozone
chambers are used by NFL and NHL teams to disinfect
their pads and helmets.
“The first thing we’ll do is place the pads and
helmets into our ozone chamber and let it run for a
30- to 40-minute cycle,” said UVCADS founder James
O’Donoghue. “We’ll label each completed piece of
equipment with dates, giving the coaches and players
confidence in the cleanliness of their equipment.”
UVCADS then starts the process of disinfecting
and deodorizing the locker rooms, training rooms and
coaches’ areas. The beauty of this system is no area
is too big or too small. There are two separate systems
working in conjunction with each other to create a
clean, safe and comfortable environment for the
players and staff alike. The first step in the process
is the use of the high-output ozone generators. These
machines use electricity to convert the O2 (oxygen) into
O3 (ozone). When the ozone molecules contact viruses,
bacteria and odor all three are destroyed on a molecu-
lar level and the ozone reverts back to oxygen.
“The second tool we use in our arsenal is UVC
lights,” O’Donoghue said. “UVC light is naturally filtered
out by the ozone layer, but here we use special bulbs
that produce this particular band of UV light. UVC light
penetrates the cell membrane of viruses and bacteria
and alters the structure of the RNA and DNA preventing
This all sounds very scientific, but the bottom line
is UVCADS uses two all-natural 100 percent green
processes to disinfect and deodorize equipment and
facilities without exposing players, coaches or the
equipment to harmful chemicals.
UVCADS doesn’t just work with athletic programs.
The company has also treated high schools,
commercial buildings, residential homes and
gymnasiums.” –Dan Guttenplan
The Science Behind a Clean Locker Room and Equipment
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