Public Playground’s Are Germ Factories.
My kids love to go to our local park and play on the playground equipment. They enjoy climbing, sliding, swinging and crawling all over the playground, but 9 out of 10 times they will end up getting sick a few days later. Now my kids do not live in a bubble, they are exposed to germs daily both in the home and out in public so that there imunme systems are strong and healthy.
How Nasty Are Public Playgrounds?
A study of hundreds of public playgrounds across the country showed that as many as 1-in-5 were contaminated with mucus, blood, urine, sweat, saliva and even fecal matter. Viruses that were discovered on public playgrounds included E Coli, Salmonella, Straph, Herpes, Diarrhea, Hepatitis A and Strep.
Why Are Playgrounds So Full Of Germs?
Children. Think about it, you have hundreds of small children playing on the playground equipment, some with colds, some coughing, some sneezing, some in dirty diapers, some scratching everywhere, some with open cuts and on and on. In most cases public playground equipment is never cleaned or sanitizied.
What’s The Solution?
Playground sanitizing should be done on a biannual schedule to help reduce the chance of children coming in contact with the many germs that could be on the equipment. Cleaning with an antimicrobacterial cleaning agent can help reduce the possibility of children getting sick from all the germs on the equipment.