Approximately 80% of athletes contract a skin infection.
Sharing the same indoor areas and using the same equipment, which is not always well cleaned and disinfected, or the loss of skin particles, on which many micro-organisms feed, increases the spread of mycosis.
How many germs could one come into contact within a gym? Samples were tested to determine bacterial load levels and it was discovered that germs of up to 1 million in 5 square centimetres lurk on treadmills, exercise bikes and dumbbell weights. The results showed the presence of gram-positive cocchi (a common cause of skin infections and other illnesses), gram-negative bacilli (which can cause many types of infections and sometimes resist antibiotics), and gram-positive bacilli (which can – although rarely – cause various types of infections).
In gyms, wellness centers and spas, the installation of BIOVITAE contributes to the creation of a healthy and safe environment by preventing the transmission of infections during and after sports activities.