What's on Your Mat

 

"all bets are off when someone totes their personal yoga mat to a studio and plops it on their floor, where it can potentially pick up germs from other people's feet or sweat."

- Fox News

 

 

 

"Eighty percent of disease is caught by direct or indirect contact—either interacting with a person who carries germs or touching a surface where those organisms live, Both types of contact are common in yoga centers."

Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., author of The Secret Life of Germs and director of clinical microbiology at New York University Medical Center

- Yoga Journal
 

"In the last two years, Dr. Cohen said, he has seen a 50 percent spike in patients with athlete’s foot and plantar warts. The likely culprit? Unclean exercise mats."

- The New York Times