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Also featured is a very interesting interview with former NFL tight end Daniel Fells. Daniel is working for a Silicon Valley health tech company, Applied Silver. They have developed the only EPA certified laundry-based technology that actively kills dangerous pathogens and viruses post laundry, including MRSA, Staph and even COVID-19. That means all laundered material, including uniforms, workout gear and towels become active germ killers the moment they come out of the dryer to the next time they are washed.
The threat of recontamination is eliminated, something disinfectants are unable to do. His passion for saving athletes from the devastation that nasty microbes can inflict has led to growing adoption of the technology in the NFL and college athletics.
The power of the technology continues to grow as well. Two months ago, the University of South Alabama’s Infectious Disease Lab determined that Applied Silver’s ionic silver chemistry consistently kills SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19, just as it does all the other germs and viruses that it contacts.
Daniel Fells is a former professional football player who played for the Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and New York Giants over the course of his 10-year NFL career. He played collegiately for the UC Davis Aggies. In October 2015, while a member of the New York Giants, Fells was treated for a chronic ankle condition that was later discovered to be a MRSA infection.
Fells endured ten surgeries to rid himself of the infection before retiring from the NFL. Fells is an advocate for education and spends time speaking to children and young adults. He also advocates for the humane treatment of animals, lending his time to groups like the ASPCA and Humane Society.
Applied Silver’s patented silver ion-based antimicrobial laundry additive, SilvaClean, was originally developed to address undesirable locker room odor. The most common malodors in a locker room are the result of growth of mold, mildew and bacteria on sweaty athletic gear and towels.
The bigger potential for SilvaClean in residually killing disease-causing germs (pathogens) and infection prevention were quickly realized following a visit to a local commercial healthcare laundry facility. SilvaClean’s active component, silver, has been used as an effective antimicrobial for thousands of years in various medical and household applications. Download PDF to learn more>>