Does copper kill germs? The answer is simple: Yes. It is commonly known that copper and other metals such as silver have the ability to kill bacteria. In the 1940s, the US agricultural industry was one of the first to use copper to prevent microbial spoilage of plants. The mix of a particular copper with sulfate, better known as copper sulfate, is still part of the winemaking process today. Many in the field of veterinary medicine use copper to treat and prevent lameness, also known as foot rot, when treating livestock. It wasn’t until the turn of the millennium that the true antimicrobial value of copper became apparent.
In 2005, a concerted effort was made to develop effective ways to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in modern hospitals. Although regular cleaning methods were used and effective, health and safety industry leaders knew there was more that could be done to reduce the odds of exposure to dangerous bacteria when an unsuspecting visitor enters a hospital. Researchers around the world and at many universities along with professional laboratories went to work to develop new products that are produced with copper surfaces. These products were then tested, and the results were stunning; It was proven that copper and silver surfaces reduce and or eliminate many of the dangerous bacteria from hospital environments, thus reducing the spread of germs. The U.S. EPA officially named these new surfaces antimicrobial.
Is copper effective against the spread of Covid-19? It has been proven that when the Covid-19 virus is exposed to copper surfaces, they die www.statenews.com. On February 10th, 2021, the EPA registered copper surfaces for residual use against Coronavirus.
The Greenteam Members at Green Electronics have been working hard to do our part to help in the fight against Covid-19. We are pleased to present our most recent patent applied for a family of products we call Copper Hygienics™ Copper Hygienics are CopperHygienics Products™
As we continue to strive for our goals and purpose of the company, to produce new products that make the world a greener place while combining art with function, we have developed a wide range of desk/table mats. We take full advantage of the unique characteristics of copper and silver, as these table covers are manufactured with our custom materials. We refer to this new line of products as Copper HygienicsTM and have developed a full range of new products that take full advantage of our ability to produce aesthetically pleasing table place mats, desktop place mats and more, reducing the risk of exposure to germs while providing a beautiful look to your home or office decor.