mPale™ – A Powerful Piece of a MRSA Defense Program

Fountain Inn, SC – October 29, 2007 – mPact™ Environmental Solutions, provider of the premier antimicrobial mPale to the buildings and facilities market, is ready to help you take a proactive stance against microbial contamination in your facility.

It seems like good timing as the United States is faced with a looming epidemic of infections caused by a potentially deadly bacteria known as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A recent study published by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), has found that infections caused by MRSA appears to be more prevalent than previously believed and is being found more often outside of health care settings, such as in schools, locker rooms and in high contact sports. "We estimate that 94,360 invasive MRSA infections occurred in the United States in 2005; these infections were associated with death in 18,650 cases," says the JAMA article. Recent press events include news of sports figures, high school athletes and middle school students contracting infections from the bacteria.

The transmission of these and many other bacteria is commonly associated with direct contact with an infected person. However, the spread may also occur through indirect contact by touching articles contaminated by an infected person. These articles include furniture, carpet, doorknobs, and most any other textiles or hard surfaces.

Using an overall holistic approach to microbial control in your facility is the key to keeping the surfaces that you come into contact every day protected. Good hygiene practices are obviously one important element in a MRSA defense program. Antimicrobial agents, another powerful piece of the program, must not only exhibit activity against a broad spectrum of bacteria and be easily applied, most importantly, must not leach off of the surface or be ingested by the organism, promoting further resistance.

mPale with ÆGIS Microbe Shield® fits all of these parameters. In addition to its durable non-leaching attribute, this technology has been used in the marketplace for over 30 years without discovery of adaptive organisms. It has successfully protected schools, medical facilities, office buildings, professional and collegiate sports arenas and training facilities from microbial growth on their surfaces.

mPact’s GamePlan service package identifies specific problems and generates the solution that is right for you. This three-phase approach includes 1 – Testing, 2- Treatment and 3-Prevention and Maintenance. Call the professionals at mPact Environmental Solutions (1.877.977.8686) for your own personalized GamePlan against MRSA and other microbial problems.



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