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Antimicrobial copper kills viruses and bacteria, so why isn’t it used on surfaces the public regularly touches?

Antimicrobial copper kills viruses and bacteria, so why isn’t it used on surfaces the public regularly touches? There is so much concern about the Covid19 virus, yet most of the surfaces we touch allow the growth of germs and allow viruses to collect. Copper, a reddish-brown metal is one of the few surfaces that many germs and viruses cannot grow on. In the 1800s, the cholera epidemic did not affect people who handled copper. Copper is found in bronze and brass which are alloys of copper. According to Vice, “It has been shown to kill a long list of microbes, including Read More »