Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Copper Sinks and Faucets?

Germs die on copper surfaces.

The MUSC study, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and published in October, found copper surfaces in intensive-care hospital rooms had 97 percent less bacteria than noncopper surfaces, resulting in fewer hospital-acquired infections. The copper was found to kill several types of bacteria, including a strain of E. coli and MRSA, a staph bacteria that can lead to fatal infections.


That's at the Ronald MacDonald House in Charleston.


ProudHillbilly said...

And pretty, too.

Bob said...

@ProudHillbilly: I'd spend all my time polishing it. Wonder if it's a plating or if it's solid copper?