Looking for coronavirus solutions? Copper is a well-known metal that we have in all our homes and businesses. Typcially, we think of copper carrying our drinking water in the pipes and electricity through the wires in the walls, but it can be so much more valuable on the high touch areas of our lives due to it's amazing super-bug killing properties, and can kill Corona Virus, also known as COVID-19. It's the best, most durable and effective antimicrobial door hardware solution. See below for some FAQ's .
How does copper kill germs?
When microbes land on the surface, ions (electrically charged particles) are released that prevent the bacteria from breathing, punch holes in the bacterial or viral membrane and destroy the DNA or RNA inside.
Can germs develop a resistance to copper?
No because the DNA or RNA inside is destroyed and the microbe can’t reproduce so no mutation can occur.
How long can germs live on copper?
Copper begins killing on contact, with complete germicide in as little as 3-5 minutes, but in some cases up to 2 hours or more.
Do I still have to clean the copper surface?
Yes, studies show that copper is most effective when used with routine cleaning.
Why don’t I see copper everywhere in my doctor’s office or hospitals?
That's a great question that is getting asked more and more. The main reason lack of awareness, and lack of companies producing the associated products.
Isn’t stainless steel good enough?
Stainless steel is great, but only clean when cleaned. It does not actively kill microbes.
What about silver? Isn’t that anti-microbial as well?
Yes, but only when warm and wet. Gross. (The EPA agrees and silver may not be presented as antimicrobial)
Copper qickly and efficiently kills Corona Virus, COVID-19, MRSA, and all other harmful pathogens on contact. Click the link below for a list of reference links!