The Health Benefits of Antimicrobial Copper

Antimicrobial Copper News

February, 2016

Copper’s antimicrobial properties have been known since ancient times. With recent concern about antibiotic resistance coupled with measures to reduce antibiotic use, demand for copper materials and/or copper coatings is on the increase.

Refer to link below for information on how Antimicrobial Copper helps to prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses and how France is leading the way in protecting the health of everyone using public facilities such as schools, city halls and social welfare institutions.

Web Link: Using copper to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses

In a world-first, Bezannes - a town in Northern France - has installed antimicrobial copper door handles and stair rails in its city hall, social welfare institution and cultural centre, as well as a primary school. These hygienic surfaces will help protect the health of everyone using the facilities and are intended as a symbol of the town's readiness to innovate and improve.

Advantages of Antimicrobial Copper

There are many advantages to using antimicrobial copper such as:

Continuously Kills Microbes

  • Copper coating is scientifically proven to be far more effective in inhibiting the growth of microbes than silver-containing coatings.
  • Proven to continuously kill the microbes that cause infections.
  • The only solid metal touch surface approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Extreme Durability

  • Continuous and ongoing antimicrobial action.
  • Remains effective even after repeated wet and dry abrasion and re-contamination.
  • The natural process of rust/oxidation does not impair efficacy for killing microbes.

Safe To Use

  • Not dangerous or harmful to people or the environment.
  • Copper is inherently antimicrobial, so no chemicals are added.
  • 100% recyclable.

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