Proven Effects

What Can Antimicrobial Copper Do?

Antimicrobial Copper alloys have been proven to kill the following five major bacteria:
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Staphylococcus aureus (Staph infections)
  • Enterobacter aerogenes (Skin / tissue infections)
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E-Coli)
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Lung infections)
The following bacteria are currently under Study:
  • Aspergillus niger (Lung infections)
  • Influenza A - H1N1 (Swine flu, proven in UK)
  • Legionella pneumophilia (Legionnaires' disease)
  • Listeria monocytogenes (Meningitis and others)
  • Candida albicans (Cold sores / yeast infections)
  • Poliovirus (Polio)
  • Campylobacter jejuni (Stomach flu)
  • Salmonella enteritidis (Salmonella)
  • Tubercle bacillus (Tuberculosis or TB)
The EPA requires the following statement to be included when making public health claims related to the use of Antimicrobial Copper Alloys:

The use of a Copper Alloy surface is a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. The Copper Alloy surface material has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross-contamination.