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  • October 28, 2008
    First Results from Hospital Trials Testing Antimicrobial Copper Alloys Announced at ICAAC
    Preliminary results from U.S. Department of Defense-funded clinical trials indicate that commonly touched surfaces in intensive care unit rooms are contaminated with high levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.
  • March 25, 2008
    U.S. EPA Approves Registration of Antimicrobial Copper Alloys
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the registration of antimicrobial copper alloys, with public health claims.  These public health claims acknowledge that copper, brass and bronze are capable of killing harmful, potentially deadly bacteria. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration, which is supported by extensive antimicrobial efficacy testing.