Copper Alloy Surfaces Kill Bacteria and Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections. This is a translational science article from the U.S. National Library of Medicine that discusses copper alloys as antimicrobial environmental surfaces. Bacteria die when they come in contact with copper alloys in laboratory tests. Components made of copper alloys were also found to be efficacious in a clinical trial.
From Science Direct another scientifically thorough article and form of evidence of the action of antimicrobial copper on frequently encountered surfaces.
Copper surfaces are associated with significantly lower concentrations of bacteria on selected surfaces within a pediatric intensive care unit. Highlights: •The built hospital environment serves as a tremendous and continuous reservoir of microbes capable of colonizing and infecting patients. •Cleaning, hand hygiene, and infection control bundles while effective cannot completely eliminate this risk. •Augmenting the built hospital environment with continuously active antimicrobial surfaces fabricated from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency–registered copper surfaces can significant lower the microbial burden, helping to augment existing infection control strategies. •Copper surfaces were found to be significantly effective in lowering the burden found in multibed rooms associated with pediatric intensive care units.
It could destroy norovirus, MRSA, virulent strains of E. Coli, and coronaviruses—including the novel strain currently causing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Could copper help us fight disease and slow down their transmission? Covid-19 has swept through the world, causing an emergency unlike anything experienced in in most of our lifetimes. This pandemic has left experts scratching their head, wondering what could have been done differently to have mitigated this catastrophe.
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An educational article from the Copper Development Association This resource looks at the antimicrobial properties of copper and how these are being harnessed to help prevent the transmission of the pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections in hospitals.
The U.S. Copper Industry: Critical to Keeping the U.S. Operational Element of Life, Productivity, Economy
In these times of social distancing, work from home, shelter in place, and shortages of critical medical, health, and life infrastructure it has never been more clear which industries, products, and services are essential to our lives. Not just nice to haves but need to haves.
How long does the coronavirus last on surfaces? A new study backed by the US government showed it can survive for days. Scientists found that virus particles can survive in the air for nearly three hours.
Taipei, March 26 (CNA) By coating the doorknobs of its Taipei building with copper foil, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) said it hopes this small step could help minimize the risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus infection.
Yes, it is effective against COVID-19 within 4 hours. Copper can kill viruses and other germs by disrupting the protective layers of the organisms and interfering with its vital processes.