Sometimes, it feels like there are so many claims made of a ‘miracule cure’ or ‘wonder product’, which are later found to be woefully lacking in solid scientific testing and peer-reviewed analytical publications within mainstream journals.
Thankfully, that’s not the case with copper: don’t simply take our word for it – have a look for yourself, and if you have any questions, you can of course ask us for guidance.
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What difference did installing copper surfaces make to cleanliness within a 20 bed hospital ward?
90–100% less microbial contamination on copper items, compared to standard ones.
The first results were presented at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, 28th October 2008. The study found that, when tested, items made from copper had 90-100% fewer micro-organisms, compared with the same items made out of standard materials.
The results were later published here:
A.L. Casey, D. Adams, T.J. Karpanen, P.A. Lambert, B.D. Cookson, P. Nightingale, L. Miruszenko, R. Shillam, P. Christian and T.S.J. Elliott, J Hosp Infect (2009), doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2009.08.018.)
Professor Tom Elliot, Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust on the latest status of the trial:
‘The findings of a 90 to 100% killing of those organisms, even after a busy day on a medical ward with items being touched by numerous people, is remarkable. So it may well offer us another mechanism for trying to defeat the spread of [bacteria that cause] infection.’
Read more here: http://www.antimicrobialcopper.org/uk/node/12687
More case studies, from differing settings around the world, here: http://www.antimicrobialcopper.org/uk/case-studies
The Antimicrobial Copper website is regularly updated with the latest research, articles, news and events relating to copper touch surfaces.
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Antimicrobial Copper is the only solid surface material registered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continuously kill bacteria that pose a threat to human health.
No other touch surface, including silver-containing coatings, has this kind of registration.
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