Deodorize Your Sports Equipment

Do you need a spray that can clean and deodorize your sports equipment? There are a number of sports equipment cleaning and deodorizing sprays to choose from. However, Vapor Fresh is the only sports pads deodorizer that uses all-natural active ingredients. Why are all-natural active ingredients so important? Sports equipment is an extension of the athlete — it protects, enforces, and allows him or her to perform at their peak. Therefore, using the safest and most effective ingredients is the best option. Other sports equipment cleaning sprays use very harsh chemicals such as Chlorine and artificial fragrances that can irritate the athlete in order to cover up the odor. Vapor Fresh uses real natural oils of plants, as opposed to the man-made imitator fragrances found in other products.

What is wrong with Chlorine?
According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Chlorine “is a severe nose, throat and upper respiratory tract irritant”1. Why would anyone want to subject athletes to a severe nose, throat and upper respiratory tract irritant? Athletes need to be able to breathe efficiently in order to perform well. Studies also posted in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, as well as the British Journal of Medicine, have associated Chlorinated swimming pools with lung injury and asthma in children2,3. And yet the story still does not end there. Research at Purdue University showed how sweat can react with Chlorine to form Volatile Disinfection Byproducts, which have also been proven detrimental to health4. The American Journal of Epidemiology published a study relating those same Disinfection Byproducts with Bladder Cancer5. Do you still want to be using Chlorine-based sprays to clean and deodorize your sports equipment?

How about artificial fragrance?
A study back in 1986 titled Neurotoxins: At Home and the Workplace by the Committee on Science and Technology in the U.S. House of Representatives stated that 95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum, many of them hazardous. Again, a study in 1991 by the Environmental Protection Agency found there to be roughly 150 different chemicals in the fragrances of 31 separate consumer products, one of the most common being ethanol6. Since then, nothing has changed drastically in the fragrance industry as the vast majority of fragrances remain to be synthetic. The Journal of Environmental Health published a study that concluded 30.5% of the general population was irritated by the scents worn on other people, and 19% reported suffering from adverse health effects caused by fragrances, including higher percentages among individuals with asthma7. Another study published by the Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology concluded that the compounds used in artificial fragrance possessed toxic properties. The study also concluded that some of these compounds had toxic health effects even at low doses, including benzaldehyde, alpha-terpineol, benzyl acetate, and ethanol8.

Vapor Fresh: The Sports Equipment Cleaning and Deodorizing Spray with All-Natural Active Ingredients
Do yourself and all the athletes around you a favor and avoid those irritating artificial fragrances and Chlorine-based mixtures. Use Vapor Fresh when cleaning and deodorizing your sports pads. By using all-natural active ingredients, Vapor Fresh can provide you with a safe alternative to make your equipment smelling great and game-day ready. Play Hard. Finish Fresh.

Resources
1 Health Effects of Chlorine
2 Longitudinal Monitoring of Lung Injury in Children after Acute Chlorine Exposure in a Swimming Pool
3 Lung hyperpermeability and asthma prevalence in schoolchildren: unexpected associations with the attendance at indoor chlorinated swimming pools
4 Chlorine Can React With Sweat, Urine At Indoor Swimming Pools Forming Volatile Disinfection Byproducts
5 Bladder Cancer and Exposure to Water Disinfection By-Products through Ingestion, Bathing, Showering, and Swimming in Pools
6 Identification of Polar Volatile Organic Compounds in Consumer Products and Common Microenvironments
7 Prevalence of fragrance sensitivity in the American population.
8 The identification of polar organic compounds found in consumer products and their toxicological properties.

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