Copper surfaces offer an effective means to reduce the public’s exposure to health threats.
The antimicrobial effects of copper have been firmly established. From ancient times to today, copper has been known to combat many diseases. Copper alloy surfaces are registered by the U.S. EPA to continuously kill >99.9% of infectious bacteria within 2 hours including MRSA, VRE, and E. Coli O157:H7. For more information about the efficacy of copper alloys against other human pathogens, including viruses, visit the Copper Development Association’s Antimicrobial Copper Evidence Library by clicking the button below.
Copper has been shown to be successful in: