ANTIMICROBIAL COPPER PROPERTIES
Copper and its alloys exhibit impressive antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. But only now does our research describe how copper and its alloys exhibit these impressive properties and the processes involved. On copper surfaces, bacteria and viruses die. When a microbe lands on a copper surface, the copper releases ions, which are electrically charged particles. Those copper ions blast through the outer membranes and destroy the whole cell, including the DNA or RNA inside. Because their DNA and RNA are destroyed, it also means a bacteria or virus can’t mutate and become resistant to the copper, or pass on genes (like for antibiotic resistance) to other microbes.
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