More good news about the antimicrobial properties of copper, copper surfaces and copper alloys

EPA Registers Copper Surfaces for Residual Use Against Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (February 10, 2021) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that certain copper alloys provide long-term effectiveness against viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Michal Freedhof, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention said: “Today’s action marks another step forward in EPA’s efforts to listen to the science and provide effective tools to help protect human health.”

John Hyslop, MD of Borg Locks (UK) said: “We welcome this latest news about the antimicrobial properties of copper touch surfaces and how they can help us in the battle to slow the transmission of  SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s great that the U.S. EPA is listening to the science and is providing effective tools to help protect human health.”

Antimicrobial copper alloys can be manufactured into a wide range of surfaces, including doorknobs and handrail and can be used to supplement routine cleaning and disinfection to combat SARS-CoV-2.

Click here to visit the EPA website and read the article and its findings in full.

You can also visit here to read more about the efficacy of copper’s antimicrobial actions.

11th February 2021 | Liselle Barnsley | Posted In : COVID-19, Cu-Shield
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