Facilities That Need Copper

Everywhere we go we are touching the surface of items that are likely covered in bacteria,* viruses, and other disease-causing microorganisms.  Eighty percent (80%) of infectious diseases are spread by touching contaminated surfaces.  Think of the last time you entered a public building, a school, a mass transit system, a restaurant, a hotel, and, of course, a healthcare facilities, including a doctor's office, an out-patient clinic, and, of course, a hospital.  You touched doorknobs and push handles, stair railings, countertops, shopping cart handles, and more.  Any one of these surfaces in any of these public environments has the potential to transmit a disease-causing microbe to your hand that could result in an infection.  Your first line of defense in hand washing, but if these surfaces were made of copper, they would be working all day long to kill the bacteria*, viruses, and fungi that cause infectious disease.

The Copper Industry Is Stepping Up With Commercial Products For Use In All Types Of Public Spaces

Examples of the types of facilities that benefit from incorporating antimicrobial copper into touch surfaces

Global Antimicrobial Copper Installations

Diversity of Uses

80% of Infections are Transmitted by Touch

2% of Americans are infected with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

and

MRSA is transmitted by touching a contaminated surface

What are you waiting for?

STOP putting your patients, clients and customers at risk!

The Antimicrobial Action Network can help your transition to an antimicrobial copper facility.  Contact us at Cu.microbes@gmail.com.

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Contact us at:  cu.microbes@gmail.com

*EPA required statement:  Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, antimicrobial copper surfaces kill greater than 99.9% of the following bacteria within 2 hours of exposure: MRSA, VRE, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. Antimicrobial copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination or infections; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices.

 

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For locations outside of the U.S., local regulatory guidelines should be consulted and followed.