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The Science Behind Antimicrobial Copper and What to Expect from Your Copper Cape

The mechanism by which antimicrobial copper kills bacteria is complex by nature, but the effect is simple. Science suggests that antimicrobial copper kills bacteria with a multifaceted attack. The questions and answers below summarize active and ongoing research seeking to explain the antimicrobial copper kill mechanism.

Our bactericidal copper alloys are the first solid surface registered by the EPA to kill 99.9% of the bacteria that can cause infections like MRSA, when cleaned regularly. Its efficacy is tested and proven, which makes our copper the ideal alternative to traditional materials for any environment.

Laboratory tests show that our copper is more effective at killing bacteria that cause disease compared to traditional materials often used as healthcare surfaces, such as stainless steel, plastic, and wood.

EPA-registered, copper surfaces kill pathogens responsible for causing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs):

Several clinical trials have studied the efficacy of bactericidal copper, including clinical trials conducted in active Intensive Care Units and healthcare facilities. These studies support the results of the EPA GLP tests – copper alloys reduce bacteria continuously and consistently.* 

 

*Testing demonstrates effective antibacterial activity against: Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7.

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