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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Is there such thing as anti-fungal mats?

    Long story shorts I'm having an issue with this gym where I caught ring worm twice. The guy running the place doesn't clean the mats every night and tells me that they have anti-fungal mats. Is this true or is he lying?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    He's full of ****. Call him on it.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yes, they exist. That doesn't matter though. You'll get it from other sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSDaemon View Post
    He's full of ****. Call him on it.
    http://www.sportinggoodsexpress.com/...p/6426xxxx.htm

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    Okay just making sure. He's still in the wrong though for allowing people with ring worm to train. He just says "cover it up with a pen and you'll be fine."

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I saw antibacterial mats in the BJJ place I trained at. They were still cleaned after practice, though.

    But don't ignore that ringworm, dude.

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    Even if the mats genuinely do have anti-fungal properties, I expect that just means they provide a more hostile environment to fungi and cause them to grow less/more slowly—not that they magically make them disappear.
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